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Thursday, 19 October

22:04

The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: October 11 - 17, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

New activity/unrest was reported for 6 volcanoes between October 11 and 17, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Agung, Bali (Indonesia) | Ambrym, Vanuatu | Aoba, Vanuatu | Kirishimayama, Kyushu (Japan) |...... Read more

Heavy rain, series of landslides hit Negros Oriental, Philippines "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

At least 87 families were evacuated Thursday, October 19, 2017 after a series of landslides triggered by heavy rains shut down roads near Palinpinon Geothermal Power Plant in Negros Oriental, Philippines. Vicente Omandam, a senior manager at the plant, confirmed in...... Read more

Road building threatens forests, water supplies in Kuala Lumpur area "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

AMPANG, Malaysia Taman Rimba Ampang was once a peaceful retreat from the bustle of Malaysias capital, a place where Kuala Lumpurs residents could paddle in the shallow waters of the river, shaded by lush jungle canopy. Now its being torn apart. A gash of orange-red mud cuts across the road that once brought paddlers and picnickers to the park, pushing its way through the forested hillside where excavators shift earth to create cuttings and embankments for the highway that is to come. By the river, the sound of the insects and birds is accompanied by the clank and drone of heavy machinery. City buses still come here. But no one gets on, or off. Its sad when you give a higher priority to transportation than the forest, said Leela Panikkar, director of Treat Every Environment Special (TrEES). And a forest that is very important because its water catchment forest. Its providing a service actually a basic human right the right to clean water. Now our concern is that you have this highway going through it, and we all know what happens after that it opens up the area. Its frightening to think of what plans they might have.   The damage wrought on the recreational area is part of the first phase of the 1.55 billion Malaysian ringgit ($367 million) East Klang Valley Expressway (EKVE), a toll road that is touted as the final link in the Kuala Lumpur Outer Ring Road (KLORR) and connects the high-density suburbs

21:00

[VIDEO] Cop Suffers A Panic Attack During Standoff As Paramedic Disarms Him "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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A Sevier County Sheriffs Office deputy opened fire without warning in a mobile home park. He then suffered an apparent panic attack and four minutes later was forcibly disarmed by a paramedic, body camera footage shows.

Deputy Justin Johnson and paramedic  Blake Gregg were holding down an unarmed suspect, Tina Carrie Jo Cody, when the incident occurred.  The video begins with Johnson asking Cody to walk toward him with her hands up. He already seems angry and slightly agitated.

Johnson was called to the mobile home park at 794 Sharp Road by the paramedics. A morbidly obese female had fallen inside one of the homes and was complaining about landlord Robin Sutton, Codys mother, and Cody, Johnson wrote in his report.

Once Cody is on the ground after a short chase,  an obviously adrenalized Johnson suddenly turned toward the trailer park and fired four shots.  He paused and fired three more rounds, the video obtained by the USA TODAY NETWORK Tennessee showed.  Johnson then ran away from Cody and Gregg toward Sharp Road.

Shots fired, he told dispatchers. We need help.  Four minutes later, Johnson was kneeling over Cody, who had remained on the ground during the shooting, with his gun still in his hand when the video showed he began hyperventilating and running backward away from the mobile homes and Cody.

Paramedic Michael OConnor ran toward Johnson.

Pull it together, OConnor told Johnson. Look at me.

The sheriffs deputy begins to panic around the 5:25 mark in the video. Johnson continued to hyperventilate while pointing his gun toward Cody, Gregg and the mobile homes.  He appears to be suffering from a breakdown.  Give me your gun, OConnor repeatedly said. A still hyperventilating Johnson continued to grip the gun. OConnor eventually wrested it from his hand. Let go of it, OConnor said. Johnson continued to hyperventilate.

The paramedic does succeed in disarming Johnson.  About one minute and 30 seconds after Johnson began hyperventilating, his breathing slowed. Im OK, he said. Im OK.

OConnor handed Johnson his gun back....

20:55

Urlaub am Strand mitten in der Stadt, oder auch nicht "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Wie so oft ist es eine Frage der Perspektive und des Bildausschnittes. What a Legend im inspired pic.twitter.com/aJUbkZa3IR Healer of society (@vistabucs) 16. Oktober 2017 Gesehen bei kraftfuttermischwerk

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20:51

Late Night Anxiety & the End of the World: What if the Scientists are Right? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Grasping for straws, I try calming the bull. If its true, then science and technology will find a solution, or the Millennials will figure something out, or God will save us, or

20:51

Photographer Sues the NY Times for Discrimination, Misclassification, More "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A photographer whose photos have appeared on the front page of the New York Times over 30 times has filed a lawsuit against the newspaper. He accuses the Times of misclassifying his employment status, discriminating against him based on age, denying assignments due to an arrest, and retaliating against him due to making these claims.

Bloomberg BNA reports that photographer Robert Stolarik filed the lawsuit against the Times on July 6th in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. In the complaint, Stolarik makes a number of different accusations.

The first is that during his 14 years of shooting for the paper, Stolarik has always been classified as a freelancer instead of a full-time employee, making him pay additional taxes as well as be ineligible for the companys health insurance benefits and retirement plan. Stolarik says that the editors at the Times referred to him as a full-time freelancer.

Stolarik also says that despite working nearly 3,400 hours in overtime between 2005 and 2009, he was only compensated his standard hourly rate of $25 per hour for these overtime hours.

The Times also discriminated against Stolarik based on age, the lawsuit says. Stolarik regularly sought to become a staff photographer and employee of the Times, but he claims he was told multiple times by multiple editors that his age (he was 37 in 2006) would prevent him from being brought on as a staff shooter.

At the same time, a number of less qualified younger photographers in their 20s were hired by the Times as staff photographers, the lawsuit says.

In August 2012, Stolarik was covering a story in the Bronx when he was assaulted and arrested by NYPD officers. The Times assigned Stolarik a lawyer to defend himself and sent an angry letter to the NYPD over the photographers treatment. Th...

20:35

THE BETES: HOW IS TYPE 1 DIABETES GOING FOR YOU? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Its going fine?  Its good?  Were tired?  I cry a lot?  Its nice that everyone asks, but do they really want to know?  Its hard to explain how type 1 is going for us.  Type 1 Diabetes is just a lot.  Ive had many people asking many questions so I thought I would answer them all in one place:

How is Stella doing?

Shes really doing so well.  Shes just taking it all in stride.  She doesnt like shots, but she deals with them.  She hates having her finger poked, but she deals with it.  Weve had our share of additional tantrums and frustration from her, but thats to be expected.  Its hard because now when she acts out I have to investigate-is it the diabetes or the fact that shes 5 thats causing the fit?

Type 1 Diabetes management

Do you really give her shots every day?

People cannot fathom shots every single day.  Its almost like they think Im over-exaggerating or doing something wrong when I explain that she gets 4-7 shots a day.  Every time Stella decides she wants to eat, we have to be her pancreas and give her insulin to help her use her food and not overload her blood stream with sugar.  For our standard 3 meals a day, she gets shots.  If she wants a snack, she gets a shot.  Shots! Shots! Shots! (but not in a fun way).

SEE MORE:  STELLAS DIAGNOSIS: TYPE 1 DIABETES

Are you going to get her on the pump?

I have now talked to several people that believe that an insulin pump=artificial pancreas.  Those things are not the same.  We recently (finally!) got her on a device called the Dexcom and that has been a huge improvement.  She wears a small monitor that places an electrode under her skin and updates us every 5 minutes about what her current blood sugar is.  This means that instead of poking her finger 4-6 times a day, we only have to poke her twice a day to calibrate the device and we have a warning when her b...

20:31

How Mindfulness Rescues Us (If we Let It) when we Almost Lose it. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Being single and without children, I live a stress-free life in a remote place...but yesterday, I was about to lose it in every possible way.

20:30

Dont Let a Past Relationship Ruin your Future One. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Our emotional scars sink deep in our subconscious mind. Thus, we project our past relationships onto our current one (or potential future one). Not only do we project the pain from past relationships, but we may also project the beauty from previous relationships, comparing them to the one were in today.

20:30

Deep States Going DownDocuments Hold Key To Bring Down The Whole House Of Cards "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


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20:30

Gardasil safety and efficacy debunking the HPV vaccine myths "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Skeptical Raptor, stalking pseudoscience in the internet jungle.

There was an article published in Pediatrics that described how educating either teenagers or their parents about HPV vaccinations had little effect on the overall vaccination rate for the vaccine. Essentially, the researchers found that it was a 50:50 probability that any teen would get the vaccine, regardless of their knowledge of HPV and the vaccine itself.

Skeptical Raptor

20:24

This Blockchain-Powered Platform Aims to Disrupt the Esport Gambling Industry "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This Blockchain-Powered Platform Aims to Disrupt the Esport Gambling Industry

Esports wagering is a large and growing global industry at the intersection between gambling, technology and entertainment. In their 2017 Global Esports Markets Report, Newzoo found that China and North America will generate $362 million during 2017, or 52 percent of global esports industry's revenue. If the esports industry continues on the same growth trajectory, the global industry is expected to generate $1.4 billion in 2020.

Unikrns blockchain-powered platform is tapping into this growth industry, offering services such as skill and spectator betting applications, a tournament series, team ownership, a casino group and multimedia content for the esports fanbase.

Along with launching an initial coin offering (ICO) in mid-September, the company has expanded its offerings to the European Union through a joint venture with RBP, a key player in the online horserace and sports betting market, and plans to launch a new skills-based product.

Expanding across the European Union comes after the platform was granted a much coveted gaming license from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA). As one of the first European Territories to regulate online gambling, Malta has reportedly become a staunch regulatory supporter over the past several years. Today, over 100 companies currently hold a license issued by the MGA including software developers, online casinos and Remote iGaming operators.

Though obtaining a gaming license from the MGA took more than a year, for Unikrn, it has provided an opportunity to enhance their reputation as a legitimate esports wagering platform; something critical for their successful expansion and token sale. They [MGA] are by every measure the gold standard and one of of the m...

20:20

Dorit Rubinstein Reiss an index of contributions to this website "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Skeptical Raptor, stalking pseudoscience in the internet jungle.

Dorit Rubinstein Reiss  Professor of Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law (San Francisco, CA) is a frequent contributor to this and many other blogs, providing in-depth, and intellectually stimulating, articles about vaccines (generally, but sometimes moving to other areas of medicine), social policy and the law. Her articles usually unwind the complexities

Skeptical Raptor

20:19

Baicalin inhibits the metastasis of highly aggressive breast cancer cells. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Oncol Rep. 2017 Sep 28. Epub 2017 Sep 28. PMID: 29039569 Abstract Title:  Baicalin inhibits the metastasis of highly aggressive breast cancer cells by reversing epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition by targeting-catenin signaling. Abstract:  Metastasis is the main cause of death in breast cancer patients, which is due partly to the lack of effective treatment. Baicalin, a flavonoid compound isolated from the roots of Scutellaria lateriflora Georgi (Huang Qin), has recently been confirmed as an effective agent for the treatment of a variety of cancers. Yet, the effects and underlying molecular mechanisms of baicalin in regards to the metastasis of breast cancer remain unclear. In the present study, we found that baicalin had the potential to suppress the migration and invasion of highly aggressive breast cancer cells in a dose-dependent manner but had no impact on the viability of these cancer cells. Additionally, baicalin reversed the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) process, as evaluated by EMT markers in breast cancer cell lines with a change from a mesenchymal feature to an epithelial type. At the same time, the expression of-catenin mRNA and protein was dose-dependently downregulated by baicalin in highly invasive breast cancer cell lines, and overexpression of -catenin by adenoviruses abolished these beneficial effects of baicalin in regards to the migration and invasion, and EMT of breast cancer cells. Furthermore, using a xenograft mouse model, baicalin markedly reduced liver and lung metastasis of breast cancer, inhibited expression of -catenin, and degraded the EMT molecules vimentin and Slug in the orthotopic tumor tissues. Taken together, all these results indicate that baicalin effectively suppresses the metastasis of breast cancer by reversing EMT, which may be mediated by downregulation of -catentin expression.

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20:16

European Lawmakers Want Glyphosate Weedkiller Banned in Europe by 2020 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Call comes within days of EU Parliamentary hearing on the Monsanto papers and glyphosates toxicity. Image source.

by GM Watch

Excerpts:

On 16 October a cross-party group of MEPs demanded a phase-out of glyphosate by December 2020. They want a ban on non-professional use of the herbicide and use in public parks or playgrounds after 15 December 2017, when the current authorisation expires. The MEPs want the Commission to withdraw its proposal for a 10-year renewal.

The MEPs also want a ban on agricultural application after 15 December 2017 in cases where integrated plant protection methods are sufficient. They are asking for Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) funds to be made available to farmers to support the transition to more sustainable methods of weed control.

In addition, the MEPs asked for a complete overhaul of the EUs risk assessment of pesticides. They want the REFIT reform of EU regulations to be used to ensure that the scientific evaluation of pesticides for regulatory approval is based only on published, peer-reviewed and independent studies commissioned by competent public authorities.

The MEPs demands appeared in a draft resolution that will be debated and voted on 19 October in the ENVI Committee.

These developments come ahead of the planned vote on the renewal of the authorisation for glyphosate in the Standing Committee (Plants, Animals, Food and Feed) on 23 October.

The MEPs draft resolution follows shortly after a joint ENVI/AGRI committee hearing in the European Parliament on the Monsanto papers and glyphosate, held on 11 October. You can watch videos of all the presentations...

20:15

The Necessary Prequel to being Inspirational. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

We all love to see the narrative of loss and redemption. We light up at that after shot, but we often forget that this is only the highlight moment. Its not the whole story.

20:12

NHS England proposes ban on alternative medicines; Pagans respond "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

UNITED KINGDOM A petition has been circulating around UK-based Pagan websites calling on Parliament to act in the wake of a proposed plan by the National Health Service (NHSE) England to stop prescriptions for herbal, homeopathic and other alternative forms of medicine.

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Up until now, the NHSE has prescribed herbal and homeopathic remedies for patients. For example, it is used for those those patients who suffer from severe side effects caused by pharmaceutical medicines or for patients who have experienced no improvement in their health from those medicines.

In the UK, treatment is free at the point of delivery, although patients have to pay a basic fee (8.60 per item) for each prescription. This chosen route has not been without controversy historically speaking. In 2010, Tom Dolphin, a leading member of the British Medical Association described homeopathy as witchcraft.

The NHS system is partly funded by a National Insurance scheme, which British citizens pay into through wages.

While it is of course possible to take out private health insurance, the NHS was founded in order to provide for everyone, including the poorest and most marginalized members of society. The system has been extended in recent years to include some alternative treatments. Over the last 5 years, the NHSE has spent over 600,000 on homeopathic treatments.

However, as noted, there has been dissent based on the assertion that homeopathic remedies are not evidence based. Now, the NHSE is saying that prescribing homeopathic and herbal remedies is a misuse of scarce funds. NHSE chief Simon Stevens commented that at best homeopathy is a placebo.  He said that NHSE funds which could be better devoted to treatments that work.

The NHSE includes 16 other treatments in the ban and is encouraging patients to buy over-the-counter remedies for complaints, such as indigestion and sore throats with the aim of saving approximately 250 million a year. The ban covers some 17 items, including herbal medicines, Omega-3 fatty acids, liniments, and travel vaccines.

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, the chair of the Royal College of GPs (general practitioners), said that reducing prescription costs was desirable, but warned that the more vulnerable members of society could be significantly affected.

Stokes-Lampard said, If patients are in a p...

20:10

Minnesota Somalis Have Worlds Highest Rate of Autism MMR Vaccine Link? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Somali Parents Rational Concerns About Vaccine Safety

by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
World Mercury Project

A note from the World Mercury Project Team:

In June of this year, at the invitation of the Rochester Minnesota Post-Bulletin, World Mercury Project Chairman Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. submitted the following article for publication. The newspaper had invited Mr. Kennedy to submit an editorial after he complained about inaccuracies in the papers reports on the Somali measles outbreak.

While initially agreeing to publish the article, Post-Bulletin executive editor Jay Furst ultimately declined to run the piece. The paper made the decision in late September following almost four months of revisions, discussions and email exchanges with Mr. Kennedy. Furst explained that after five months of trying, the publication had been unable to find any public health official or pro-vaccine advocate willing to write a rebuttal or refute the facts outlined by Mr. Kennedy. Mr. Furst explained that Minnesota public health officials shown the article had made a generalized complaint that it was inaccurate, but that they refused to be specific about their claims or to provide citations. None of the many public health officials and vaccine advocates contacted by the newspaper were willing to go on record or to provide a rebuttal editorial. Nevertheless, Mr. Furst explained that because of the controversial nature of this issue, the editors felt that they could not run the article without a companion rebuttal piece.

Once again, public debate regarding the safety of the $46 billion vaccine industry has been muzzled. Mr. Kennedy says that Mr. Furst was genial, diligent, and professional in all their interactions, and genuinely apologetic about the outcome. According to a Minnesota Department of Health press release, the states measles outbreak was over by the end of August with 79 confirmed measles cases and no reported deaths or disabilities.


This winter, Minneapolis area healt...

GMO science facts your one stop shop "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Skeptical Raptor, stalking pseudoscience in the internet jungle.

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs or GMs) are one of the most well studied areas of biological and agricultural research. However, one of the tactics of the GMO refusers is that theres no proof that GMOs are safe. Its time to look at the GMO science facts examining myth from science. Typically, in a debate,

Skeptical Raptor

20:10

We dont Need a lot of Space, but we do Need a Space all our Own. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Oh, your kids will love this space! This was the inevitable refrain of people touring our recently built home. My husband and I were newlyweds, with a

20:10

Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Bitcoin on Dark Web 'Is a Big Problem' "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Sessions is concerned about the use of bitcoin by dark markets online.

20:08

Why Im not Writing Me Too. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Trust me when I say I received my fair share of unwanted sexual advances over the years, particularly as a young woman who didnt know how to stand my ground. But, I cant write, Me, too.

20:03

Baicalin has the potential to be used in novel anti cancer therapeutic formulations for treatment of ovarian cancer. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Mol Med Rep. 2017 Oct 10. Epub 2017 Oct 10. PMID: 29039573 Abstract Title:  Antitumor effects of baicalin on ovarian cancer cells through induction of cell apoptosis and inhibition of cell migration in vitro. Abstract:  Baicalin, an active flavone isolated from Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi, has been demonstrated to induce various beneficial biochemical effects such as antiinflammatory, antiviral, and antitumor effects. However, the antitumor mechanism of baicalin is not well understood. In the present study, baicalin was demonstrated to inhibit the viabilityand migration of a widely used ovarian cancer cell line, A2780, in a dosedependent manner. MTT assays revealed that cell viability significantly decreased in ovarian cancer cells treated with baicalin compared with untreated cells, without effect on normal ovarian cells. Flow cytometric analysisindicated that baicalin suppressed cell proliferation by inducing apoptosis. The underlying mechanisms involved were indicated to be downregulation of the antiapoptotic protein Bcell lymphoma 2 apoptosis regulator and activation of caspase3 and 9. In addition, wound healing and transwell assays revealed that cell migratory potential and expression of matrix metallopeptidase (MMP)2 and MMP9 were significantly inhibited when cells were exposed to baicalin, compared with untreated cells. The present study therefore suggested that baicalin has the potential to be used in novel anticancer therapeutic formulations for treatment of ovarian cancer.

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20:03

Full Update | Benjamin Fulford -- October 16th 2017: Summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un Being Negotiated as Khazarian Mafia Attempts to Start War Fail "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(Stillness in the Storm Editor) Benjamin Fulford's report from October 16th, 2017 has been updated. Click here to read the full report. 

This post serves as a notice that the original has been updated. In the above link, scroll down to where it says:

[Below is the remaining portion of Fulford's update this week]

The reason such discussions have taken on great urgency at this point in time is, of course, the de facto bankruptcy of the Khazarian-controlled, ten-square-mile Washington, D.C. regime (not to be confused with the Republic of the United States of America).
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19:56

Ginsenoside Rb1 and baicalin might promote the proliferation and differentiation of endogenous neural stem cells. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Brain Res. 2017 Oct 13. Epub 2017 Oct 13. PMID: 29038007 Abstract Title:  Baicalin and ginsenoside Rb1 promote the proliferation and differentiation of neural stem cells in Alzheimer's disease model rats. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: This study aimed to explore the effect of ginsenoside Rb1 and baicalin on the proliferation and differentiation of neural stem cells (NSC) in Alzheimer's disease model rats.METHOD: The healthy Sprague Dawley male rats were randomly divided into 4 groups: control group, model group, ginsenoside Rb1 group and baicalin group. Besides, the animal model of dementia was induced by the injection of A1-40. 2 weeks later, the rats in the baicalin and ginsenoside Rb1 groups were injected with baicalin and ginsenoside Rb1, respectively. The contents, expression sites of Nestin, GFAP and NSE and the percentage of viable cells were detected by immunohistochemistry. In addition, the expression levels of Nestin, GFAP and NSE in hippocampus of rats were detected by western-blot and metrology analysis was performed using quantity.RESULTS: Injection of A1-40 significantly reduced the number of neuronal cells (p

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19:55

Minnesota Somalis Have Worlds Highest Rate of Autism MMR Vaccine Link? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

deaths_in_the_us_during_the_past_10_years_due_to_measles

Somali Parents Rational Concerns About Vaccine Safety

by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
World Mercury Project

A note from the World Mercury Project Team:

In June of this year, at the invitation of the Rochester Minnesota Post-Bulletin, World Mercury Project Chairman Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. submitted the following article for publication. The newspaper had invited Mr. Kennedy to submit an editorial after he complained about inaccuracies in the papers reports on the Somali measles outbreak.

While initially agreeing to publish the article, Post-Bulletin executive editor Jay Furst ultimately declined to run the piece. The paper made the decision in late September following almost four months of revisions, discussions and email exchanges with Mr. Kennedy. Furst explained that after five months of trying, the publication had been unable to find any public health official or pro-vaccine advocate willing to write a rebuttal or refute the facts outlined by Mr. Kennedy. Mr. Furst explained that Minnesota public health officials shown the article had made a generalized complaint that it was inaccurate, but that they refused to be specific about their claims or to provide citations. None of the many public health officials and vaccine advocates contacted by the newspaper were willing to go on record or to provide a rebuttal editorial. Nevertheless, Mr. Furst explained that because of the controversial nature of this issue, the editors felt that they could not run the article without a companion rebuttal piece.

Once again, public debate regarding the safety of the $46 billion vaccine industry has been muzzled. Mr. Kennedy says that Mr. Furst was genial, diligent, and professional in all their interactions, and genuinely apologetic about the outcome. According to a Minnesota Department of Health press release, the states measles outbreak was over by the end of August with 79 confirmed measles cases and no reported deaths or disabilities.


This winter, Minneapolis area health o...

19:55

How Women can Forge Friendships in Lands where Sisterhood doesnt often Bloom. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Women have been randomly popping up in my life either physically or virtually, warming me with

19:54

Dying for Likes on Social Media "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In the usual places were seeing the monthly Urbex (urban exploration) photographer dies in fall story making the rounds. These are guys that trespass on rooftops, on ledges, in abandoned buildings, and so on, to take photographs.

Youve probably seen their pictures. The peeling paint covered over with graffiti, the rooms filled with mysterious junk, the long, long hallway. Sometimes they bring a hot model along to decorate the scene, sometimes not.

Back up.

I was one of those amateurs, for twenty years, that was searching. Not Urbex, but I was still looking for something. I knew the iconic photos, and I could tell there was something there. Moonrise over Hernandez, Behind The Train Station, Migrant Mother, and so on. I didnt know what was there, but I wanted a piece of it, and I couldnt get it. Gear and technique didnt get the job done, tried that out thoroughly. Getting out there to shoot similar subjects also no. Not to say that I accomplished the same degree of technical perfection or of timing that the really good ones got, but enough to be certain that it didnt matter. Getting a sharper lens, timing my shots more precisely, that wasnt gonna do it because there was something else there. Something I was missing.

Projecting my own pattern onto the modern milieu, I see millions of photographers laboring away for Likes on social media, and I cannot help but think this is the same search, performed somewhat differently.

The essential difference is that if you do the marketing work (follow people, comment, like their pictures, engage, engage, engage) then you can get all the Likes you want. Its just work. Or you can buy them. The point is that if you translate your search into a search for Likes, the solution is clear and doable. You just have to do a lot of work thats got nothing to do with photography or art-making. I tried that too, but Likes were not the something I was looking for.

I cannot help but think that for most people the Likes are not enough. I offer as evidence the fact that people continue to buy new gear, they travel to new places, they experiment with new methods, new angles, new materials. Theyre still looking for something, I submit.

To be fair, many people simply enjoy the process, and more power to them. Maybe you bought the Polaroid because you j...

19:52

The M/C Shop "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I see there are a few riders here now, so here's a place for motorcycle related stuff, like pix, tricks, useful tips for getting out of town in case of SHTF, whatever twists your grip. Here's mine, 04 Triumph Sprint ST. GenMar risers, throttlemeister, and a battery tender, other than that, box stock.

If we get enough interest, we'll set this up as a forum. For now, it's just a sticky for a month or so to guage interest.

I should add, I paid too much for her. I can go extra legal in...

The M/C Shop

19:46

10 Combined Gifs that Reinforced My Love for the Internet "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

 

Theres a glorious subreddit called.. you guessed it: Combined Gifs, that does exactly that. Gifs have become ubiquitous in our communication; deployed in texts, group chats and social networks to succinctly convey our reactions and emotions. Theyre even big business now.

So what better way to further enjoy gifs than by combining two seemingly disparate ones into a single Internet masterpiece? Below you will find 10 outstanding submissions to /r/CombinedGifs. Be sure to check out the subreddit for hundreds more :)

 

 

1. Free Your Mind Neo

Combined Gif via everymanawildcat

 

 

2. Amazing Dive Results in...

19:44

dstms ZCash Nvidia Miner v0.5.2 Available For Windows Now "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The dstms ZCash Nvidia Miner is supposed to be slightly faster than the popular and widely used EWBFs CUDA Zcash miner that has not been updated for quite some time, so you might want to give the new miner a try. Our initial tests show a bit better hashrate with the same GPU settings as with the EWBF, though the difference is not huge. Do note that dstms miner has its own specifics that you need to get used with such as the use of a separate thread for each GPU and getting 6 separate workers on the pool from one mining rig for example. The interface could also use some improvements and some color coding can further help in readability, but in general it is quite Ok even at the moment. Do note that the 64-bit Windows binary is built with Visual Studio 2015, so if you do not have the Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 installed you might get an error about a missing DLL.

If you want to check out the dstms ZCash Cuda miner available for Linux and Windows (64-bit only)

19:43

How to Raise a Unicorn: a Guide for Parents of Creative, Sensitive Children. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I was that mom, constantly apologizing and explaining and cringing and waiting for the emotional shoe to drop. We get confused, embarrassed, exhausted. But we also love those little glitter-covered,

19:39

Caveat Emptor? Black Monday 30th Anniversary Sees Bitcoin Beating Bubble Fears "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Few are worried about a Bitcoin bubble except the Wall Street bankers who today celebrate 30 years of Black Monday.

19:24

Kinkier than Thou: Pompidou Installs Doggie-Style Sculpture the Louvre Dumped "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

It turns out that those in charge at the Centre Georges Pompidou are a little less prudish than the heads of the Louvre. This week, the contemporary art museum welcomed a giant, inhabitable sculpture of two figures doing it doggie-style to its grounds, shortly after the Louvre rejected it for being too provocative.

As Hyperallergics Benjamin Sutton reported, Domestikator was originally designed by Atelier Van Lieshout in 2015 and was supposed to be included in the Louvres outdoor sculpture program, as part of the Paris FIAC art fair. The cuboid sculpture depicts a humanoid figure holding on to a four-legged creature from the back, as if penetrating it. Public outrage over its lewdness online, however, placed enough pressure on the m...

19:22

Adobe Said It Would Offer Standalone Lightroom Indefinitely "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Photo Rumors points out that Adobe had once reassured photographers that standalone Lightroom wasnt going anywhere. In a blog post published on May 6, 2013, Adobe said there wouldnt be a new app called Lightroom CC and that traditional perpetual licenses would be offered indefinitely.

And regarding whether Lightroom would be subscription-only after Lightroom 5, Adobe stated that Future versions of Lightroom will be made available via traditional perpetual licenses indefinitely.

But after yesterdays news, its now known that Lightroom will be subscription-only after Lightroom 6.

Lightroom 6 is the last standalone...

19:19

The poster for Marvels Black Panther resulted in this great pun "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Aside from boasting an all-star cast, the poster for Marvels latest offering prompted this tremendous pun.


I hope that puns like that dont become a hobbit, writes dfoxtails.

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19:14

Survival kit cash "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Everyone is going to need some of it - cash, ducats, cabbage or simoleons - whatever you call it, "it" should be part of your kit.

The why is simple, with no electricity or communications, your credit card/debit card or ATM card is just a piece of future plastic trash. The recent money issues in hurricane hit areas are proof enough for those that observe the obvious...

What about alternatives?
Traveler's checks are rarely accepted these days, most banks no longer bother to sell em....

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19:12

Does it count? Does it count? Does it count? Does it count? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

When shes 18 and watching a movie at a friends house, and a guy she barely knows follows her into the bathroom, locks the door, and starts

19:12

Sanford Biggers Summons the Power of Deep Music "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Installation view of Selah (photo by Matt Booth, all images courtesy the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York and Aspen, Sanford Biggers)

Sometimes my experience of one piece of art illuminates another. Recently, I visited the 8th Floor Gallery to see Elia Albas exhibition, The Supper Club, which features a panoply of photographic portraits of contemporary artists. Among them is one of Sanford Biggers, titled The Syncretist (Sanford Biggers) (2014). As with the other portraits, the title provides insight into the artists practice. Describing Biggers as a syncretist does shed light on his current exhibition at Marianne Boesky gallery, Selah. Syncretism has to do with the conjoining of distinct cultural systems, or the elements thereof. The process is primarily associated with the history of religion, that is, belief systems, and Selah recognizes that being black in the United States is a syncretic state of being, that the African and the American have become lodged together in ways that are at times brilliant, grandiose, and also violent and inscrutable.

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19:11

Why have 137 UFO investigators have died in a ten-year period? (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


(The Event ChronicleThe government killing off anyone who gets near to the truth about UFOs may be just a perfect conspiracy theory, but some people sincerely believe it. As proof, they referred to growing list of people who had died due to alleged accidents and suicides.
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19:10

What Lightning Will Look Like: Lightning Labs Has Announced Its User Interface Wallet "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

What Lightning Will Look Like: Lightning Labs Has Announced Its User Interface Wallet

Development of the lightning network, the lightning networkthe highly-anticipated second-layer Bitcoin protocol for instant microtransactions, continues to inch forward.

Lightning Labs, major contributor to the lightning network daemon, lnd, announced its cross-platform Lightning Desktop App last week. The open-source lightning wallet is essentially a user interface (UI) built on top of lnd and powered by Lightning Labs new open-source Bitcoin light client, Neutrino.

This is the first functioning user interface for both sending and receiving lightning transactions with a light client mode, Lightning Labs CEO Elizabeth Stark told Bitcoin Magazine.

The lightning network is currently being developed by several teams working on different but interoperable implementations of the protocol. Several of these implementations are functional, though only on Bitcoins test network (testnet): a sort of copy of the Bitcoin network with valueless coins specifically designed for testing new applications and more.

But, while there are already several lightning daemons available for testnet, most are only usable via command line tools. Developers Olaoluwa Osunto...

19:09

Calvin Ayre: Bitcoin Cash Closely Resembles the Bitcoin That Sparked the Entire Digital Currency Boom "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Gambling news resource Calvin Ayre have openly declared war on Bitcoin declaring that its their opinion that Bitcoin Cash should be considered the true Bitcoin. For them, it seems that BCH holds more in common with Satoshis Nakamotos original white paper and is therefore deserving of the sort-after tag of Bitcoin. With the coming forks Continue reading Calvin Ayre: Bitcoin Cash Closely Resembles the Bitcoin That Sparked the Entire Digital Currency Boom

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19:02

2 Broke Lab Rats: Human Research Subjects in Film and Television "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Human research subjects are all over popular media. Lab rats, guinea pigs, and even the obscure Pharmers daughter (From The Facility, 2012) all refer to people who participate in biomedical research as test subjectsoften ingesting experimental drugs to test their toxicity or therapeutic effectiveness.

The clinical trial industry has decried the representations of human subjects in the media for being fantastical and overly dramatic. The concern is that portraying human subjects in a negative light hurts their ability to recruit participants, test experimental products, and profit from approved drugs.

But how are human research subjects actually portrayed?

In two new publications, my co-author Jill Fisher and I look at how human subjects are represented in popular entertainment media. We analyzed 65 television shows and films like Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Greys Anatomy, The Facility and The Amazing Spiderman.

We find that human research subjects are predominately white men from lower socio-economic backgrounds. When women are represented, they are more likely to be shown being coerced into research (rather than enrolling for therapeutic or financial reasons).

2 Broke Girls is actually an outlier in this regard. In this show, Max and Caroline were not coerced but financially motivated to participate in clinical trialsor as Max likes to call it: getting paid $500 to roll the side effect dice and hope it lands on hallucinations! [audience laughter]

Indeed, films and shows did use fantastical and dramatic representations of side effectsfrom discussions of men growing breasts, limb regrowth, and fits of rage and violenceand death and injury were common. Most of these medical studies failedand failed in spectacularly horrific or comedic ways.

While negative, this portrayal is not necessarily wrong or bad:

Importantly, negative outcomes of fictional medical research are not the same as negative depictions of science T...

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19:01

Bitcoin Price Watch; Back In The Game "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin, it seems, is back in the game. The bitcoin price was a little subdued heading into the close of play yesterday as the market took a bit of a corrective turn and traded bitcoin down to the 5200 region early evening. Heading into this morning out of Europe, things picked up a bit and Continue reading Bitcoin Price Watch; Back In The Game

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19:00

Photographer Quietly Captures Museum Goers Who Accidentally Match the Artwork "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

People Matching Artworks by Stefan Draschan

When Stefan Draschan goes to a museum, hes looking at more than just the art. The photographer is also people watching for museum visitors whose outfits happen to coordinate with the paintings on the wall. In his ongoing project called People Matching Artworks, he captures the unexpected moments when someones hair, jacket, or dress could be an extension of a timeless creation.

People Matching Artworks is the epitome of patience. Though some of these pictures look staged, they are rather the result of Draschan staking a spot in a museum and waiting for the right person to stroll by. Its a secretive take on museum doppelgngersa lighthearted activity in which people are actively posing with an artwork that resembles them. Draschans project, in contrast, depicts the quiet beauty of looking, and it emphasizes how the act of getting dressed is an opportunity to be your own work of art.

Draschan chronicles his series on Tumblr and Instagram, where he also reveals where the museums that he visits. So, if youre local to institutions in Paris, Vienna, or Berlin, be on the lookout for Draschan and his camera!

Photographer Stefan Draschan looks at more than just the great art at a museum.

People Watching Museum Visitors by Stefan Draschan

He's also sitting quietly and people watching the museum goers

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19:00

New Special Edition Of Fahrenheit 451 Must Be Heated To Be Read "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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The newest edition of the book Fahrenheit 451 is going to be out soon, and ironically, it must be heated up to be read.

For those who havent read the book Fahrenheit 451, its coming highly recommended.  It tells the story of a dystopian society in which books are outlawed and burned by firemen to prevent citizens from reading them. It follows one firemans journey of following orders and questioning authority. Ray Bradburys iconic book was originally published in 1953 and will leave a permanent reminder tucked away in the mind as to why free speech should never, under any circumstances, be culled. Simon and Schusters website says this is what the book is about:

Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden.

Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television family. But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didnt live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television.

When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life.

Even more amazing, the new special edition of the book coming out soon, and it must be heated up in order to be read.  Its a truly astonishing feat when thinking about it. The title Fahrenheit 451 actually refers to the temperature at which paper will catch on fire and burn, and if you didnt know that before, its likely seared into your mind now.

According to...

New Special Edition Of Fahrenheit 451 Must Be Heated To Be Read "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

f451

The newest edition of the book Fahrenheit 451 is going to be out soon, and ironically, it must be heated up to be read.

For those who havent read the book Fahrenheit 451, its coming highly recommended.  It tells the story of a dystopian society in which books are outlawed and burned by firemen to prevent citizens from reading them. It follows one firemans journey of following orders and questioning authority. Ray Bradburys iconic book was originally published in 1953 and will leave a permanent reminder tucked away in the mind as to why free speech should never, under any circumstances, be culled. Simon and Schusters website says this is what the book is about:

Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden.

Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television family. But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didnt live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television.

When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life.

Even more amazing, the new special edition of the book coming out soon, and it must be heated up in order to be read.  Its a truly astonishing feat when thinking about it. The title Fahrenheit 451 actually refers to the temperature at which paper will catch on fire and burn, and if you didnt know that before, its likely seared into your mind now.

According to Gizmodo, Jo Frenken shared this video to Instagram showing a prototype copy of t...

19:00

Alan Turing Algorithmically Approximated by Ellipses: A Computer Art Project "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Just a cool find on Twitter, a work of computer art created by Jeremy Kun, a math PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and now an engineer at Google.

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18:58

Global Mind Energy Report: Impact of Mass Meditations HIGH & CME Effects | October 19th, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


by Justin Deschamps

The following report details the current state of geomagnetic activity and resulting effects on human consciousness, which can be used to guide one's activities in meditation, mass meditation, personal energy work, and self-mastery practices.
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18:58

Best Off Grid Laundry Options "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Keeping your clothing something resembling clean is something that is easy to take for granted in todays world. Doing your laundry off the grid is a lot easier if you have some basics. During a SHTF situation, cleanliness is one of the defensive measures you can take against health hazards. While changing your pants every. . . Read More

18:56

A Hidden Flaneur Who Records the Minutiae of Street Life "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Akiko Hara, Untitled #108 (2009) from the series Still (all photos Mikiko Hara, courtesy Miyako Yoshinaga, New York)

If acclaimed street photography is defined by the decisive moment when form and content converge with the artists vision, then Mikiko Haras images of the streets of Tokyo are quite the opposite. Hara made a conscious decision to discard reliance on the viewfinder, which led to a body of work that is true to her intention to capture street life as a continuous process. In other words, there is no decisive moment. Her analog images, made by holding a 1930s German Ikonta camera at chest or waist level, rather than on her eye appear to treat random moments as of equal interest to her. A kind of objectivity for Hara is derived from these oddly focused, chance encounters. Hara relies on her intuitive ability to gauge the proper distance to and exposure for her subject while using the camera to capture iconographic moments like other vanguard street photographers. However, unlike the precision of Garry Winogrands or Lee Friedlanders street photography in which we see the relationship between the photographer and the subject, Haras indiscriminate method allows her subjects to reveal themselves making her an invisible flaneur who understands the minutiae of life such as an insect on a window or a child peeking from a tent.

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18:56

At Storm King, a Half-Buried Roof Shelters Oral Histories "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Heather Hart, The Oracle of Lacuna (2017), installed for Outlooks: Heather Hart at Storm King Art Center (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic)

NEW WINDSOR There are no rooms in this house, only the space beneath its roof, which is confined and quiet save for the faint voices emitting from speakers to share stories. Painted bright red and trimmed with a black tar surface, The Oracle of Lacuna is an interactive installation, resembling a roof, that artist Heather Hart installed at Storm King Art Center as a site to contemplate and listen to largely overlooked oral histories. Sitting at the base of a gentle slope, on an open field in the sculpture parks north wood, it is an unmistakably domestic structure: the crowning feature of a clapboard house, complete with shingles, dormer windows that serve as doors, and a chimney into which you can poke your head.

From Outlooks: Heather Hart at Storm King Art Center

Since May, the house has played host to performances, workshops, and community discussions including sessions of Black Lunch Table, an oral-history archiving project by Hart and artist Jina Valentine. The Oracle of Lacuna is a house of exchange, whose name likens it to a place of messages, prophecy, wisdom, or truth; the word lacuna refers to a gap, and...

18:52

Go Behind the Scenes of 9 Museums With These Great Online Web Series "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

How much of a museum do you really seen when visiting its galleries? So much at an institution happens behind-the-scenes, whether conservators preserving objects for display, or researchers journeying into the field. Many museums have been using online videos to bring these stories to the public. Here are nine series to watch:

American Museum of Natural History: Shelf Life

Now in its second season, Shelf Life is a digital series that delves into the collections of the American Museum of Natural History. As only a fraction of its 33 million specimens are on view, and the museum actively supports research around the world, its a fascinating insight beyond the dinosaurs and taxidermy dioramas that most people associate with the institution. It also answers pressing questions like: how do you preserve a coelacanth?

Tales From the Cryptic Species examines how century-old specimens can now reveal genetic diversity that could influence conservation policy, Into the Island of Bats follows scientific studies on the bats of Cuba, and Shamans of Siberia chronicles how a 19th-century collection from one of the largest anthropology expeditions to the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America and Siberia is now a vital resource for indigenous living culture.

Museum of Modern Art: At the Museum

The Museum of Modern ArtAt the Museum illuminates hidden exhibition stories like the graphic design behind the exhibition title wall for Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends, and the delicate conservation of a concrete sprite statue from Frank Lloyd Wrights demolished Midway Gardens in Chicag...

18:46

Why Bitcoin and Crypto Market Cap will Hit $1 Trillion in 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Find out which factors will head Bitcoin and crypto market to $1 trillion in 2018.

18:45

Deep State Now Ignores FOIA , 1846 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

- Learn How To Generate Passive Income Using Bitcoins At: https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com Good morning, Im still reporting on: Deep State Now Ignores FOIA, 1846 Synopsis: Bit by bit, the deep state is nibbling away at the rule of law in this country. A prime example of this is how Freedom of Information requests are now routinely ignored until someone has to file an expensive lawsuit to force compliance. The result is that responses to FOIA requests can now be drawn out for months or years. Tucker Carlson interviewed Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch last night talking about the news that Judicial Watch has finally discovered that there were over 3,000 emails that are related to Hillary Clinton that were on Huma Abadines laptop that she shared with Anthony Weiner. [insert] Fitton then reveals the ridiculous schedule the State Dept. has set for the release of these documents. [insert: at the current schedule.] This is certainly not the intent of the original law and so eventually Congress is going to have to put more teeth into this law or it will become an ineffective and insignificant formality. Support Our Sponsors: - Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 888-596-7916 - Water Smacker - Makes your water less acidic by ionization. https://www.watersmacker.com - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level cyber protection. https://www.jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Learn How To Generate Passive Income Using Bitcoins At: https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: http://www.billstill.com Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the Still Report, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Connect with Bill Still: https://www.youtube.com/user/bstill3 https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BillStill http://billstills.blogspot.in/ https://twitter.com/billstill https://www.facebook.com/TheStillReport https://www.pinteres...

18:40

Security Guard and Engineer Appear on Ellen, 1847 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF Good evening, Im still reporting on: Security Guard and Engineer Appear on Ellen, 1847 Synopsis:Vegas security guard, Jesus Campos, and Mandalay Bay engineer, Stephen Schuck appeared on the Ellen show this afternoon. Since I was wrong about Campos being among the living, Im going to err on the side of timidity in analyzing this 9-minute interview. Plus, Im a bit worried about being hit with a copyright infringement strike, so Im just going to hit a few points. Im sure that by the time this is up, on Ellens site. First of all, Ellen is the perfect vehicle for Camposs one and only appearance. Why? Because MGM the owner of the Mandalay Bay is funding an Ellen slot machine game. MGM is a very powerful supporter of her financially and politically. [insert: Ellen at MGM Grand] To me, this was the most soft-ball interview in the history of the world, but Beth says that this is just Ellens style non-confrontational. The most important thing to realize is that the main goal of this interview was to drive home a theme that Campos is so broken up by his experience that this would be his only interview, lest he has to relive the event over and over again. If you watch the entire interview, youll see this theme predominating. So, heres the first few seconds. [insert] Wow! Look at this face. Campos is remarkably composed for being the first time on big-league TV and all. Impressive guy. [insert: Yeah, I imagine ] There it is the predominant theme that justifies why Campos wont be submitting to a harder-hitting interview where he might be asked some potentially really embarrassing questions, like: exactly where were you treated for your leg wound and when? [insert: Yeah, and how are you doing?.... were working to get over this.] Look at Campos. Does this guy look upset? No. Is he on the verge of tears? No. When men are about to lose their composure in a public setting they dont look at you full-faced, they bow their heads to hide it. Support Our Sponsors: - Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 888-596-7916 - Water Smacker - Makes your water less acidic by ionization. https://www.watersmacker.com - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level cyber protection. https://www.jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Learn How To Generate Passive Income Using Bitcoins At: https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please..........

18:40

Inspector General: US Mint Should Consider Bitcoin's Impact "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Treasury Department's inspector general said that the long-term impact of cryptocurrencies on the US Mint's business model should be considered.

18:37

Models suggest significant windstorm is about to hit Ireland and UK "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A new tropical depression may strengthen into a strong storm to hurricane force cyclone as it crosses the Atlantic and approaches Ireland and the United Kingdom over the next couple of days. "GFS and ECMWF model guidance is currently in good agreement on the...... Read more

Bright daylight meteor recorded over Long Island, New York "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A bright daylight meteor was observed and recorded disintegrating over Long Island, New York at around 19:00 UTC (15:00 EDT) on October 18, 2017. The event reportedly lasted from 3.5 to 7.5 seconds. One user reported seeing it for about 20 seconds. Although the...... Read more

Leading US plywood firm linked to alleged destruction, rights violations in Malaysia "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The sustainability and legality claims of the largest plywood importer in the US have come under question after it was found to have received shipments of Malaysian plywood worth more than $500,000 from a supplier connected to environmental and human rights violations. The 600 cubic meters (21,200 cubic feet) of plywood that Liberty Woods bought in January 2017 came from Shin Yang, a company that operates in the Malaysian state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo, according to the investigative non-profit organization Earthsight. Shin Yang, based in Miri, Sarawak, has faced repeated allegations that it does not manage its timber concessions sustainably and that it impinges on the rights of local indigenous communities, potentially making the wood it harvests illegal. A US law called the Lacey Act bans companies from importing illegally cut timber. [Liberty Woods] cant possibly know that their products are Lacey-compliant, Sam Lawson, director of Earthsight, said in an interview. The London-based organization published its report today. It launched a new muckraking newsletter and website called Timberleaks that will publish regular reports detailing instances of sustainability or legality issues with wood that is imported into the US and Europe. Other stories in the first issue highlighted imports of African logs into France and Burmese teak by US firms. Natural rainforest in Sarawak. Photo by Rhett A. Butler / Mongabay. Earthsight investigators found that Liberty has been purchasing plywood from Shin Yang since 2010 and possibly earlier. Since that time, Shin Yang and other timber companies operating in

18:33

Flickr Pulls the Plug on Printing Photo Books and Offering Wall Art "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Just months after Verizon became its parent company in a $4.48B deal to acquire Yahoo, Flickr is pulling the plug on both photo book printing and its wall art creation services.

TechCrunch reports that Flickr made the announcement in an email sent out to users this week.

Flickr will no longer be in the photo book publishing business, which it entered in 2013. As of October 16th, 2017, all photo book printing operations have been outsourced to Blurb. Photo books of your photos can still be ordered through Flickr, but they just wont be Flickr-made.

The wall art service isnt as lucky: its being ended completely. Allowing users to turn photos into wall art was first announced back in 2014. They soon received criticism for selling Creative Commons photos as wall art without compensating photographers, leading Flickr to stop the practice and issue refunds of all sales up to that point.

Flickr will be offering its Pro members a $35 credit toward their first Blurb photo book purchase and another $35 for a second purchase of $70 or more.

If you already have a photo book or wall art order in the pipeline, you have until December 1, 2017, to finish it up and get it ordered through Flickrs system thats being phased out.

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18:31

50+ FREE Clutch Purse Sewing Patterns "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Clutch Purse Sewing PatternsI really love clutch purses! Clutch purses are so easy to make yet can be extremely practical to use and elegant to carry.  I made a new clutch purse sewing pattern recently which is linked below and that really got me thinking about clutches. So we decided to do a Continue reading

18:29

No Tech Expertise Needed for Mining Cryptocurrencies on easyMINE, ICO Underway "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Mining is one of the essential operations in the cryptocurrency industry, which also happens to be energy and cost intensive. easyMINE seeks to create a platform that will make it easy for small- to medium-sized entities to mine cryptocurrencies with ease. The aim of the platform is to remove the jargon and technicalities from mining Continue reading No Tech Expertise Needed for Mining Cryptocurrencies on easyMINE, ICO Underway

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18:27

This Heat-Sensitive Edition of Fahrenheit 451 Can Only Be Read by Flame "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This week the Anne Petronille Nypels Lab at Van Eyck Academie in the Netherlands shared a video of an edition of Ray Bradburys classic Fahrenheit 451 being held up to a flame. The video was not an ironic twist on the books overt message of censorship, but rather a demonstration of the experimental works hidden capabilities. The book was screen printed by French graphic design collective Super Terrain using heat sensitive ink, which conceals the books text behind a layer of black when at room temperature. You can see more of the collectives experiments with printed matter on their website and Instagram. (via Open Culture)

18:26

Tucker on Vegas Mysteries, 1844 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF Good morning, Im still reporting on: Tucker on Vegas Mysteries, 1844 Synopsis: Dont hold out hopes that there will be any real investigation, or any turnaround in the current investigation. The Las Vegas mafia has this mass assassination of Trump supporters locked down and put to bed unless Congress mounts a real investigation. Tammy Bruce, an excellent reporter herself, and Tucker summarize the many things we dont know and likely will never know. [insert]b Interesting, I wonder how they are then going to explain it if the guy just never turns up at all? [insert] Tucker, we dont care what his motive was. That is THE most irrelevant question of them all. There are still HUGE questions if he was even alive when the shooting started. Lets figure that out first. Were there explosive traces on his body and clothing consistent with the firing of those weapons? Thats #1 Question #2, where is the security camera footage. The Mandalay Bay is loaded with cameras. Having the casino try to argue that they cant hand those over to law enforcement because they will be inevitably involved in lawsuits doesnt cut it! The public has a right to know what happened and let the chips fall where they may on the Mandalay Bay. [insert] Conspiracy theories??? At this point, even the wildest conspiracy theory is an order of magnitude more plausible than the last the 3rd revised timeline offered by the FBI through the NVPD. Quit trying to immunize yourself from the establishment who all too frequently uses the term conspiracy theory to silence anyone who would question the states answers which are obviously attempting to obscure the truth, not expose it. [insert] Yes, the shooter shot at him with a gun that fires about 11 rounds per second, and only hits him once and then so insignificantly that he hangs around for how long to assist the cops? Then, doesnt go to the Urgent Care for days, is it? Or does he go at all? No one has found the Urgent Care he supposedly went to? Oh, but thats another conspiracy theory, eh? Support Our Sponsors: - Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 888-596-7916 - Water Smacker - Makes your water less acidic by ionization. https://www.watersmacker.com - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level cyber protection. https://www.jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Learn How To Generate Passive Income Using Bitcoins At: https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://pl........

18:22

Obesity-induced insulin resistance and lipotoxicity can be treated with ginsenoside Rg3. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  J Endocrinol. 2017 Dec ;235(3):223-235. PMID: 29042402 Abstract Title:  Ginsenoside Rg3 ameliorated HFD-induced hepatic steatosis through downregulation of STAT5-PPAR. Abstract:  Healthy expansion of adipose tissue maintains metabolic homeostasis by storing excess chemical energy in increased fat mass. The STAT5-PPAR gamma pathway reportedly regulates adipocyte differentiation, lipid metabolism and adipogenesis. Ginsenoside Rg3 is one of the diverse groups of steroidal saponins, the major active components of ginseng, which have demonstrated pharmacological properties. In this study, we evaluated the therapeutic effects of ginsenoside Rg3 under pathological conditions in vitro and in vivo We examined the effects of ginsenoside Rg3 on glucose level, insulin sensitivity and lipogenesis in high-fat diet-fed C57BL/6 mice. Ginsenoside Rg3 was also applied to the pre-adipocyte cell line 3T3-L1 to assess the impact on lipogenesis. Ginsenoside Rg3 reduced epididymal white adipose tissue (eWAT) size and hepatic steatosis, and the amount of triglycerides (TGs) in both eWAT and liver. Similar to the murine model, Rg3-treated 3T3-L1 cells showed a reduction in lipid accumulation and amount of total TGs. Ginsenoside Rg3 regulates the expression of PPAR gamma though STAT5 in vitro and in vivo According to our results, lipid metabolism-related genes were downregulated in the high-fat mice and 3T3-L1 cell line. Rg3 shows potential for the amelioration of obesity-induced pathology, acting though STAT5-PPAR gamma to facilitate the healthy functioning of adipose tissue. This is the first report of evidence that obesity-induced insulin resistance and lipotoxicity can be treated with ginsenoside Rg3, which acts though the STAT5-PPAR gamma pathway in vivo and in vitro.

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18:14

Korean red ginseng extract was found capable of inducing angiogenesis both in vivo and in vitro models. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  J Ginseng Res. 2017 Oct ;41(4):477-486. Epub 2016 Sep 8. PMID: 29021694 Abstract Title:  Korean Red Ginseng extract induces angiogenesis through activation of glucocorticoid receptor. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Our previous studies have demonstrated that ginsenoside-Rg1 can promote angiogenesis in vitro and in vivo through activation of the glucocorticoid receptor (GR). Furthermore, microRNA (miRNA) expression profiling has shown that Rg1 can modulate the expression of a subset of miRNAs to induce angiogenesis. Moreover, Rb1 was shown to be antiangiogenic through activation of a differentpathway. These studies highlight the important functions of miRNAs on ginseng-regulated physiological processes. The aim of this study was to determine the angiogenic properties of Korean Red Ginseng extract (KGE).METHODS AND RESULTS: Combining in vitro and in vivo data, KGE at 500 g/mL was found to induce angiogenesis. According to the miRNA sequencing, 484 differentially expressed miRNAs were found to be affected by KGE. Among them, angiogenic-related miRNAs; miR-15b, -23a, -214, and -377 were suppressed by KGE. Meanwhile, their corresponding angiogenic proteins were stimulated, including vascular endothelial growth factor, vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2, endothelial nitric oxide synthase, and MET transmembrane tyrosine kinase. The miRNAs-regulated signaling pathways of KGE were then found by Cignal 45-Pathway Reporter Array, proving that KGE could activate GR.CONCLUSION: KGE was found capable of inducing angiogenesis both in vivo and in vitro models through activating GR. This study provides a valuable insight into the angiogenic mechanisms depicted by KGE in relation to specific miRNAs.

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18:11

Yellowstone Super Volcano: We May Have Far Less Advance Warning Time Than We Thought "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Mac Slavo; SHTFplan.com

A new study done on ancient volcanic ash revealed that we may experience an eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano even sooner than previously warned. Scientists are also concerned that we will probably have much less advance warning time than we had thought before.

According to National Geographic, we may have mere decades before Yellowstone erupts. If the supervolcano underneath Yellowstone national park erupts again, we could also have far less time to prepare than originally thought. After analyzing minerals in fossilized ash from the most recent mega-eruption, researchers at Arizona State University think the supervolcano last woke up after two influxes of fresh magma flowed into the reservoir below the caldera.


The new paper adds to the lengthening list of surprises scientists have uncovered over the last few years as they have continued to study and closely monitor the supervolcano.
A 2013 study, for instance, showed that the magma reservoir that feeds the supervolcano is about two and a half times larger than previous estimates. Scientists also think the reservoir is drained after every monster blast, so they thought it should take a long time to refill. Based on the new study, it seems the magma can rapidly refreshmaking the volcano potentially explosive in the geologic blink of an eye. National Geographic
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18:11

Fatal Airborne Transmission of Pneumonic Plague Spreading at Alarming Rate. These Lifesaving Antibiotics are Your Best Defense "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Jeremiah Johnson; Ready Nutrition There has been an outbreak of plague, the pneumonic form that can be transmitted directly through airborne transmission, involving direct contact with someone who has been infected. Although this is taking place far away on the islands of Madagascar and Seychelles off the coast of East Africa, the Ebola outbreak a few years ago showed that such outbreaks cannot always be completely confined. Dave Hodges released an excellent piece recently, entitled Something Very Big and Very Evil is About to Happen that is worth reading, especially concerning the special warehouse facilities where government medicine and supplies are being stockpiled throughout the nation. Another very relevant article is entitled An alarming development as the Bubonic Plague is now confirmed in the Seychelles while hundreds of new cases suspected in Madagascar. The reason this plague is so bad is that it is readily transmissible, it is a pneumonic plague (which is more severe), and fatalities are occurring within 24 hours. How to Protect Yourself Against the Pneumonic Plague I researched a WHO site that lists pharmacological treatments for the plague. The resource is 79 pages in length, authored by two medical doctors. It comes directly from a WHO (World Health Organization) plague manual from Chapter 3 entitled Treatment of Plague. I am going to list the top three plague medications from the article here: Read more

18:11

75 Percent of Honey Contaminated With Pesticides "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Dr. Mercola; Mercola.com

The process of bees turning flower nectar into honey is one of the marvels of nature. After sucking the nectar from a flower, a honeybee stores the sweet juice in her stomach, carrying an amount close to her own weight, back to the hive. There, she delivers the nectar to an indoor bee, and it is passed from one bee to the next, mouth-to-mouth, until its moisture content reduces to about 20 percent, forming honey.

Other times, the nectar may be stored in honeycomb cells before the bee-to-bee moisture-reducing process, as the storage process helps to jumpstart the evaporation. Once the honey is created, bees store it in cells capped with beeswax to feed newborn and adult bees. [1]


Humans have also developed a taste for the sweet, sticky treat, which is often regarded as one of the purest sweeteners available. However, recent research has revealed that honey is contaminated with neonicotinoid pesticides, with concerning ramifications for bees and humans alike.

Honey Contaminated With Neonicotinoid Pesticides

In a sampling of honey collected around the world, the majority of samples were found to be contaminated with neonicotinoid pesticides, including acetamiprid, clothianidin, imidacloprid, thiacloprid and thiamethoxam. Nearly 200 honey samples were tested, with neonicotinoids found in 75 percent of them. Forty-five percent of the samples contained two or more of the pesticides, while 10 percent contained four or five. [2]
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18:11

California Wildfires: Climate Change + Fire Dependent Ecosystems = Human Disaster "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Coffey Park neighborhood in Santa Rosa, California.   Karen Pickett is a member of the Board of Directors of Global Justice Ecology Project. She lives in the redwood country in the Bay Area of California and has been... Read More

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18:10

A New Concept of Consciousness "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Ervin Laszlo; Reality Sandwich

What about mind? If the world is vibration, is also mind and consciousness a form of vibration? Or on the contrary, are all vibrations, the observed world, a manifestation of mind?

Although it is true that when all is said and done all we know is our consciousness, it is also true that we do not know our own consciousness, not to mention the consciousness of anyone else. We do not know what consciousness really is or how it is related to the brain. Since our consciousness is the basis of our identity, we do not know who we really are. Are we a body that generates the stream of sensations we call consciousness, or are we a consciousness associated with a body that displays it? Do we have consciousness, or are we consciousness?

Consciousness could be a kind of illusion, a set of sensations produced by the workings of our brain. But it could also be that our body is a vehicle, a transmitter of a consciousness that is the basic reality of the world. The world could be material, and mind could be an illusion. Or the world could be consciousness, and the materiality of the world could be the illusion.


Both of these possibilities have been explored in the history of philosophy, and today we are a step closer than before to understanding which of them is true. There are important insights emerging at the expanding frontiers where physical science joins consciousness research.

On the basis of a growing series of observations and experiments, a new consensus is emerging. It is that my consciousness is not just my consciousness, meaning the consciousness produced by my brain, any more than a program transmitted over the air would be a program produced by my TV set. Just like a program broadcast over the air continues to exist when my TV set is turned off, my consciousness continues to exist when my brain is turned off.
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18:10

A Brazilian Shaman Reveals the Dark Side of Positive Thinking "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Rud Iand; Science and Nonduality

Have you ever been told you just need to think positive and your problems will go away? Or that to achieve what you want in your life, all you need to do is visualize it and it will end up appearing? Its an approach to life thats been popular for decades thanks to books like Think and Grow Rich and How to Win Friends and Influence People. But does it really help us to live more meaningful and fulfilling lives. Not exactly, according to this Brazilian shaman initiated in the traditions of the Amazon Rainforest.

Focus on the power of your thoughts and you will transform your reality

Thousands of books, workshops and self-help gurus repeat the same mantra: change your thoughts, change your life. If only the mythical law of attraction worked for even half the people who tried it! Wed need a bigger Hollywood for all the positive thinking stars, thousands of new private islands for the positive thinking millionaires, and entire industries propped up by the success of positive thinking CEOs. There wouldnt be enough resources on the planet to fulfill the dreams of a new generation of magicians in possession of The Secret.



There are just two problems here: 1) its exhausting, and 2) its ineffective.
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18:10

Nazca Alien Mummy DNA Results Reveal Mummified Remains Are Not Human "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Ivan; Ancient Code

Sensational news regarding the mummified alien remains discovered in a remote cave near Nazca Peru: 30 percent of this DNA is similar to the human being, but 70 percent is not. The DNA tests were carried out by the BioTecMol laboratory,

The mummified alien remains are said to have been found in a remote cave near Nazca Peru. Now, researchers claim that DNA tests results show the mummified beings are NOT human.

Sensational news has been received from the group of researchers behind what is considered one of the most sensational discoveries ever made. The latest DNA test results carried out on the alleged three-fingered mummified remains discovered in a remote cave in Nazca Peru suggest they are NOT human.


Ufologist and journalist Jaime Maussan made the sensational announcement about the mummified remains at the Ufology World Congress in Montserrat, Spain:

Tests were carried out to arrive at an extraordinary conclusion.

30 percent of this DNA is similar to the human being, but 70 percent is not.
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18:10

5 Strategic Ways to Determine Someones Emotional Energy "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Peace Quarters

Our emotions showcase what we are currently feeling something.

Have you ever noticed when you are with a person who is depressed, you tend to become depressed as well? On the other hand, there are people you will have fun with because they have a lighter emotional vibe. Hence, you would find yourself improving your mood because they are in a good mood as well.

This type of energy is also known as subtle energy.

Different cultures believe that this is life force. This is the one that goes away when a person dies.


For the Chinese, this is also known as chi. This is something needed by people to ensure that they are in perfect health.

The emotional energy of people can be essential in relationships. You do not want to be with someone who will always pull you down. You need to lift each other up all the time. There are moments when your chemistry would just be perfect together, and this is the reason why you are compatible with each other. If your chemistry does not mix well, you will break up eventually because you do not see things the same way.
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18:10

Here Are 7 Things You Do Different Because You Have High Emotional Intelligence "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Simple Capacity

Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand and process your own as well as others emotions. People with higher than usual emotional intelligence, understand the world and its people better and can regulate their emotions according to their surroundings and environment.

Listed below are seven things people with higher than normal emotional intelligence do differently.

1. Driven

People with high emotional intelligence are very driven in general. They are not blind to the problems of the world and the people but that does not mean that they get disheartened and give up. They find out new ways to deal with these issues and get everything done. They want to change the world for the greater good of humankind.


2. Self Aware

People in possession of high emotional intelligence are self aware, which means that they are not blind to their strengths and weaknesses. They always know what their weak points are and how they have to work on them. They also know what their strong points are and how they can improve on them. They are comfortable being whoever they are and are self assured.
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18:09

Saturation "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In the end, more then freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all security, comfort, and freedom. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for the most was freedom from responsibility, then the []

18:09

7 Brutal Phases Every Skilled Empath Experiences "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Mystical Raven

Discussing anything in terms of phases is always a bit of a hit-and-miss. Phases can overlap, and there is no right or wrong order to things. Nevertheless, Ive found that there often is a certain order to how clients go from being an overwhelmed empath to becoming a skilled empath. The phases outlined below are intended as a helpful indication, but they are not in any way strict rules about how things must go.

1. The Burdened Phase

Your sensitivity feels like a deficiency, a burden, something you need to get rid off. You try hard to prove to the world and yourself that you can toughen things out, not care about how youre feeling, and be like other people. Youre fighting yourself because thats what you learned you were supposed to do somehow. You may or may not know about empaths at this point but, either way, youre convinced its doom and gloom from hereon out.


2. The Basic Self-Care Phase

Youve taken measures to take better care of yourself. These measure are very much in line with the kind of self-care generally recommended for HSPs (empath or not). You take time to rest and digest things. You avoid overstimulating environments. Youre doing what you can to make peace with your introversion and your sensitivity.
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18:08

Celebrate Robot Wars return with the guy who flounced off after losing to a bunch of kids "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Robot Wars is back on BBC2 on Sunday, and what better way to celebrate than by remembering this guy who flounced off after being beaten by a bunch of kids in the last series.

Probably for the best he didnt hang around to see those celebrations.

There he goes.

Priceless!

18:07

Vegas Security Guard on DeGeneres Show, 1845 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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18:06

Seoul Hosts the Largest Maker Festival and First Electric Kart Race in Korea "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Maker Faire Seoul is now in its sixth year and is taking place this upcoming weekend on October 21 and 22 at Seoul Innovation Park.

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18:00

In the Netherlands, a Magical Home in the Middle of the Woods "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In the Netherlands, a Magical Home in the middle of the Woods | Design*Sponge

Some homes feel so unique and special that Im almost certain that theyve been sprinkled with a little bit of fairy dust. Liesbeth and Jan Disbergens home in Epe, the Netherlands, tops my list of homes with a magical feel and Im sure youll see why. Surrounded by beautiful leafy forests, the house exists in its own wonderful little world, unaffected by busy lives and hectic schedules (at least in my imagination). Its appearance is as unique as it is enchanting without even peeking inside, its clear that this is a special house, with architectural details you dont stumble upon every day. Checkered and stained glass, dark green steel window frames and large double doors are some of the most eye-catching features of this stunning mid-century brick home.

Its not just the house that creates such a charming atmosphere in fact most of the credit goes to Liesbeth and Jan along with their furry and feathered friends. When guests arrive, the couples two peacocks might appear from the woods to welcome visitors onto the property. Dex, the border collie, then eagerly waits on the patio to lead friends inside, where Liesbeth and Jans colorful and creative world is unveiled in the most delightful fashion.

Liesbeth, designer and founder of the quirky and colorful lifestyle brand Sloppop Yeah, and Jan, COO of Polyganics, first set eyes on their secluded house just over a year ago. They had been looking for an older home for a while and werent afraid to take on one that needed updating. After visiting their house for the first time, there wasnt much to debate they immediately knew it was the one.

As nothing had been done to the house in 25 years, Liesbeth and Jan had several repairs to tick off their to-do list when they first moved in fixing the leaking roof and gutters were some of the most notable projects. To upd...

18:00

What a Gold-Backed Yuan and Cryptocurrencies May Mean for the Dollar "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By: Doug French
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Amoungst all the crypto news this, and crypto news that, was a tiny item appearing in the Nikkei Asian Review on September 1st. Reporting from Denpasar, Indonesia, Damon Evans wrote, China is expected shortly to launch a crude oil futures contract priced in yuan and convertible into gold in what analysts say could be a game-changer for the industry.

Not bitcoin backed, not ethereum backed, g-o-l-d backed. How low tech of the Chinese. For the moment, oil is priced in dollars, whether its Brent or West Texas Intermediate.

Evans explained,

China's move will allow exporters such as Russia and Iran to circumvent U.S. sanctions by trading in yuan. To further entice trade, China (the worlds largest oil importer) says the yuan will be fully convertible into gold on exchanges in Shanghai and Hong Kong.

This will be China's first commodities futures contract open to foreign companies such as investment funds, trading houses and petroleum companies. 

China has wanted to unshackle itself from the dollar for a long time and now theyre giving yuan-denominated gold contracts a third try.

"It is a mechanism which is likely to appeal to oil producers that prefer to avoid using dollars, and are not ready to accept that being paid in yuan for oil sales to China is a good idea either," Alasdair Macleod, head of research at Goldmoney, said.

"It's a transfer of holding their assets in black liquid to yellow metal. It's a strategic move swapping oil for gold, rather than for U.S. Treasuries, which can be printed out of thin air," Grant Williams explained.  

If Saudi Arabia accepts yuan settlement for oil, Louis-Vincent Gave said, "this would go down like a lead balloon in Washington, where the U.S. Treasury would see this as a threat to the dollar's hegemony... and it is unlikely the U.S. would continue to approve modern weapon sales to Saudi and the embedded protection of the House of Saud [the kingdom's ruling family] that comes with them."

Say China buys into Saudi Aramco, the pricing of Saudi oil could shift from U.S. dollars to yuan, said Macleod. Crucially, "if China can tie in Aramco, with Russia, Iran et al, she will have a degree of influence over nearly 40% of global production, and will be able to progress her desire to exclude dollars for yuan," he said.

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17:56

Goldman Sachs Warns Investors Crypto Is Not Gold "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In a recent address, Goldman Sachs has advised clients to beware of cryptocurrency. Instead, the investment banking juggernaut favours precious metals as part of a balanced portfolio: The use of precious metals is not a historical accident they are still the best long-term store of value out of the known elements. The note issued Continue reading Goldman Sachs Warns Investors Crypto Is Not Gold

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17:56

What You Need to Know About Gardasil "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Gardasil, the HPV (Human Papillomavirus) vaccine on the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) list of recommended inoculations for teenagers, has been the subject of debate worldwide since it was fast-tracked for approval in the US in 2006. The Merck-manufactured drug was developed to prevent infections caused by HPV, which is a group of 150 related viruses -- 15 of which are linked to cervical cancer. At the heart of the controversies are questions around the need for the vaccine, the efficacy of the vaccine and the fast-growing number of reports of severe reactions to the vaccine. The latter question has moved to the forefront of the debate as safety testing concerns have been raised and the number of vaccine-injured children has grown.

17:53

An Open Letter to Women Who Want Gun Control "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Dear Women Who Are Fighting for Gun Control:

Please give me just a few moments of your time so I can talk to you, one woman to another. We truly Read the rest

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17:51

Trump Continues to Lie About His Fake Renoir "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Image of the genuine painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Two Sisters (On the Terrace) (1881), which hangs in the Art Institute of Chicago (Public Domain image)

Since 1933, Pierre-August Renoirs painting, Two Sisters (On the Terrace) has hung in the Art Institute of Chicago, which has owned the portrait all this time. But is it a fake? Or did Renoir paint more than one version? In Donald Trumps mystifying mind, one of these scenarios is true. Along with giving to charity, drawing large crowds, and having a lot of great plans, Trump has reportedly also bragged about owning the original Two Sisters (On the Terrace). And like many of his boasts, its one he seems to like to bring up whenever he gets the chance.

This clear lie comes to light in a recent episode of Vanity Fairs Inside the Hive podcast, in which Trump biographer Tim OBrien shares an anecdote from a few years ago, in a brighter, pre-Trump era. The pair was riding in Trumps private jet, where a copy of the famous Renoir was hanging, and the men ended up arguing over whether or not it was original.

Donald, its not, OBrien insisted, multiple times. I grew up in Chicago, that Renoir is called Two Sisters on the Terrace, and its hanging on a wall at the Art Institute of Chicago.

After some back-and-forth with the real estate mogul, he chose to drop the conversation and carry on with more important business. Trump, however, being Trump, did not give up. The next day, back on the plane with his biographer, he gestured at the painting and said, You know, tha...

17:50

Ginsenoside Rg3-RGE could be potentially be used as an antiplatelet therapeutic agent against platelet-mediated cardiovascular disorders. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  J Ginseng Res. 2017 Oct ;41(4):548-555. Epub 2017 Jan 13. PMID: 29021703 Abstract Title:  Ginsenoside Rg3-enriched red ginseng extract inhibits platelet activation and in vivo thrombus formation. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Korean Red Ginseng has been used for several decades to treat many diseases, enhancing both immunity and physical strength. Previous studies have documented the therapeutic effects of ginseng, including its anticancer, antiaging, and anti-inflammatory activities. These activities are mediated by ginsenosides present in the ginseng plant. Ginsenoside Rg3, an effective compound from red ginseng, has been shown to have antiplatelet activity in addition to its anticancer and anti-inflammatory activities. Platelets are important for both primary hemostasis and the repair of the vessels after injury; however, they also play a crucial role in the development of acute coronary diseases. We prepared ginsenoside Rg3-enriched red ginseng extract (Rg3-RGE) to examine its role in platelet physiology.METHODS: To examine the effect of Rg3-RGE on platelet activation in vitro, platelet aggregation, granule secretion, intracellular calcium ([Ca(2+)]i) mobilization, flow cytometry, and immunoblot analysis were carried out using rat platelets. To examine the effect of Rg3-RGE on platelet activation in vivo, a collagen plus epinephrine-induced acute pulmonary thromboembolism mouse model was used.RESULTS: We found that Rg3-RGE significantly inhibited collagen-induced platelet aggregation and [Ca(2+)]i mobilization in a dose-dependent manner in addition to reducing ATP release from collagen-stimulated platelets. Furthermore, using immunoblot analysis, we found that Rg3-RGE markedly suppressed mitogen-activated protein kinase phosphorylation (i.e., extracellular stimuli-responsive kinase, Jun N-terminal kinase, p38) as well as the PI3K (phosphatidylinositol 3 kinase)/Akt pathway. Moreover, Rg3-RGE effectively reduced collagen plus epinephrine-induced mortality in mice.CONCLUSION: These data suggest that ginsenoside Rg3-RGE could be potentially be used as an antiplatelet therapeutic agent against platelet-mediated cardiovascular disorders.

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17:47

Daily Digest 10/19 - Assessing the Damage in PR, 'Ecological Armageddon' Warning After Insect Number Plunge "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Daily Digest 10/19 - Assessing the Damage in PR, 'Ecological Armageddon' Warning After Insect Number Plunge
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17:44

Biosphere Environment Museum, Montreal "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

With the Jewish holiday season now behind us, one might think I would have some time for crafting, but since that is not the case I thought I'd share some photos with you from our summer travels! First off, have...

17:41

Russian Economic Development Minister Calls Bitcoin Worse Than Casinos "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

"First, you earn, then you will lose everything and be left with nothing.": Russian Economic Development Minister Maksim Oreskin on Bitcoin

17:39

When youre on a school trip but havent got a partner so you just walk near people "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Lovely spot by @BeardedGenius on Twitter.

Never let it be said that Theresa May hasnt been having a good time in Brussels.

Source

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17:37

Yes, Using a Copyrighted Photo Without Permission Can Get You Sued "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Heres a basic fact everyone should know: just because a photo appears in a Google search doesnt mean its a free photo that you can use for any purpose. If its copyrighted, you could be sued if you use it without permission. Thats what the guy in this 13-minute video found out the hard way.

The video was posted by Internet entrepreneur and marketer Dan Dasilva, who shares that he was recently sued after using a photo he found on Google in his Shopify online store.

The reason I was sued was because I used a picture that I found on Google Images, Dasilva says in his warning to other content creators. But instead of simply warning people about the dangers of infringing on photographers copyrights, Dasilva decides to warn people about malicious people out there who are trying to profit off their copyright.

I never really thought that there are malicious people out there there are people out there who maliciously put pictures on the Internet, Dasilva states. They copyright pictures that they take, and what they do is, theyll get a copyright on it, and theyll put it out on the Internet, and its freely available on the Internet. If you run a Google search their image will appear.

Dasilva also doesnt seem to understand that photos dont need to be accompanied by a copyright symbol to be copyrighted in the US, photographers own the copyright from the moment they press their camera shutter.

For every image that I used that [the photographer] owned that never ever explicitly said on the images cant be used or anything like that, I would potentially be sued for $150,000 if it were to go to court, Dasilva says.

Dasilva reached a settlement with the photographer on June 5th, 2017, for $27,000. He also paid about $10,000 in legal fees, bringing his total loss from the copyright infringement at around $37,000.

Lesson learned.

(via Dan Dasilva...

17:36

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Smell this "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"



Click here to go see the bonus panel!

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If this looks familiar it's because yesterday I uploaded it with a typo, in which the dad was offering to taste the kid's sore throat. That may literally be the creepiest typo in the history of typoes.

New comic!
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Hey New York! We're coming to you next week. The events are ticketed and relatively small, so grab one whilst available!

17:31

More triggers or something "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals decided Wednesday that the 90 year old cross-shaped Bladensburg World War I Veterans Memorial is unconstitutional and must come down. The Bladensburg Memorial, located in Bladensburg Park, Md., has honored the sacrifices of 49 men from the Bladensburg area who died during World War I since 1925, but []

17:30

Gold Versus Bitcoin, Goldman Sachs Prefers Metal to Crypto "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Gold Versus Bitcoin, Goldman Sachs Prefers Metal to Crypto

Bitcoins creator patterned his digital commodity money after historys most famous analog store of value for currencies, gold. Debate rages as to whether bitcoin will overtake golds place. 

Also read: Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein Latest Exec to Flirt with Bitcoin

Gold Remains Goldman Sachs Refuge

Recent volatility analysis of bitcoins exchange rate means that merchants accepting Bitcoin (who do not, implicitly, want to become Bitcoin speculators themselves) should demand large volatility premia to hedge against their assumed risk in accepting the worlds most popular cryptocurrency, Goldman Sachs Michael Hinds, Mikhail Sprogis, and Jeffrey Currie urge.

Their report, provocatively titled Fear and Wealth, stressed how a 3-day USD/BTC put option at historical average volatility results in a premium of around 2.3%. Mr. Hinds, et al, find such a premium to be prohibitive, concluding their outlined barrier clearly illustrates that Bitcoin as a unit of account and medium of exchange is nowhere near as favourable as it first appears. Fiat to bitcoin volatility this year stands at more than six times its gold counterpart.

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17:30

Jaguar-Backed Blockchain Startup Completes $12 Million ICO "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Blockchain data startup DOVU has raised roughly $12 million in an initial coin offering (ICO).

17:28

How We Got Smooth Textured Walls on a Budget "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Lets talk drywall finishing shall we? I had my heart set (or so I thought) on perfectly smooth walls. As you know Im trying to keep the Merc as time-period true as possible. So in 1928 when it was built, they used plaster walls with minimal texture.  Going the route of plaster walls would have been an expensive tedious and unnecessary process. Drywall was definitely the way to go, but I still wanted the finish to be smooth.

(Real renovation life perfectly captured above)

Uncompromisingly smooth. That is, until I got schooled on a few things.

  1. The cost. Though I didnt get an actual formal bid for it, my contractor estimated that it would be about 3-5x the regular cost to do a completely smooth finish. WUUUUUUUUT. (Im wicked jealous of all of you east coasters that get smooth walls standard.)
  2. They sort of still show everything. Picture your postpartum body in a super tight dress.

    I know I know, just go with me on this.

    A smooth texture is like wearing spanx. Yes it helps a lot, you may have smoothed out the texture, but the general shape isnt going to change all that much. With smooth textured walls, if the walls have any sort of wave or bulge from the framing (which they most likely will cause boards arent always straight) that will still be there.

    Funzies.

  3. Theres a great compromising finish called Old World that made me a believer that we could have the best of both worlds.

A quick google image search shows a huge range of what Old World texture looks like and none of them look like mine.

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17:26

GALVANIC THERAPY LIFE IS AN ELECTRICAL PHENOMENON "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

We live in an electric world. The electricity courses invisibly in the darkness over great distances between stars, galaxies, planets, living bodies. We find electricity indispensable. Nature does the same since all matter and living beings are electrical. (Wallace Thornhill)   As we already know everything is made up of atoms, and atoms are made up

17:23

Japanese Ripple Crypto Exchange Takes Hit as Founder Arrested for Scam "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

With a Ripple Exchange in Japan starting to go under, its manager tried one last grab at stolen funds, robbing one man of 1.4 mln before getting caught.

17:16

Global analysis of ginsenoside Rg1 protective effects in -amyloid-treated neuronal cells. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  J Ginseng Res. 2017 Oct ;41(4):566-571. Epub 2016 Dec 8. PMID: 29021705 Abstract Title:  Global analysis of ginsenoside Rg1 protective effects in-amyloid-treated neuronal cells. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: A number of reports have described the protective effects of ginsenoside Rg1 (Rg1) in Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, the protective mechanisms of Rg1 in AD remain elusive.METHODS: To investigate the potential mechanisms of Rg1 in-amyloid peptide-treated SH-SY5Y cells, a comparative proteomic analysis was performed using stable isotope labeling with amino acids in cell culture combined with nano-LC-MS/MS.RESULTS: We identified a total of 1,149 proteins in three independent experiments. Forty-nine proteins were significantly altered by Rg1 after exposure of the cells to-amyloid peptides. The protein interaction network analysis showed that these altered proteins were clustered in ribosomal proteins, mitochondria, the actin cytoskeleton, and splicing proteins. Among these proteins, mitochondrial proteins containing HSD17B10, AARS2, TOMM40, VDAC1, COX5A, and NDUFA4 were associated with mitochondrial dysfunction in the pathogenesis of AD.CONCLUSION: Our results suggest that mitochondrial proteins may be related to the protective mechanisms of Rg1 in AD.

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17:14

U.S. Winter Outlook: NOAA forecasters predict cooler, wetter North and warmer, drier South "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Drought likely to persist in northern Plains Forecasters at NOAAs Climate Prediction Center released the U.S. Winter Outlook today, with La Nina potentially emerging for the second year in a row as the biggest wildcard in how this years winter will shape up. La Nina has a 55-65 percent chance of developing before winter sets

17:13

Wall Street Analyst: Strong Case For Bitcoin Price Achieving $25,000 by 2022 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Tom Lee, a highly regarded Wall Street analyst and the co-founder of Fundstrat, believes the Bitcoin price would achieve $25,000 in the next five years, by 2022. Short-Term Price Trend of Bitcoin: At Least $6,000 by Mid-2018 In the short-term, by mid-2018, Lee explained that the price of Bitcoin would surpass the $6,000, based on Continue reading Wall Street Analyst: Strong Case For Bitcoin Price Achieving $25,000 by 2022

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17:13

You can just buy these signs on Amazon and stick them anywhere "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This is both a lesson in why you shouldnt trust signs, and an instant cure for constipation.

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17:06

Anyone who is triggered by fictional violence will not be able to function in the real world. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Cambridge students receive trigger warnings for Shakespeare plays English literature undergrads at Cambridge University were warned about a lecture on two plays by William Shakespeare that would include references to sexual violence and sexual assault. The warnings were intended to give students who may be upset about those topics an excuse to miss the lecture. []

17:05

Well Miss You, Gord Downie. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

We didn't really "know" Gord---but we feel like we did; as Prime Minister Trudeau choked through tears in his announcement this morning, "he was everybody's friend."

17:02

9-Year-Old Calls on Kids to Speak Up for Parks "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Robbie Bond wants to inspire Americas youth to save our public lands

17:00

After journal retracts their paper, authors post rebuttal on arXiv "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In July 2017, just days after accepting and publishing a paper, a physics journal discovered several scientific errors and decided to retract it. But the authorsAlexander Kholmetskii and Tolga Yarmanstrongly objected to the journals decision, so much so they published a detailed rebuttal to the retraction on the preprint server arXiv. The paper explores a []

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17:00

Ecological Armageddon Warning As Insect Population Numbers Plummet: Everything Is Going To Collapse "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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The vanishing of insects around the globe is causing scientists to issue and ecological armageddon warning.  The abundance of insects has plunged by three quarters and scientists feel now is the time to sound the alarm.

Three-quarters of flying insects in nature reserves across Germany have vanished in 25 years, with serious implications for all life on Earth, scientists say. According to The Guardian, insects are an integral part of life on Earth as both pollinators and prey for other wildlife. It was known that some species, such as butterflies, were declining. But the newly revealed scale of the losses to all insects has prompted warnings that the world is on course for ecological Armageddon, with profound impacts on human society.

The fact that the number of flying insects is decreasing at such a high rate in such a large area is an alarming discovery, said Hans de Kroon, at Radboud University in the Netherlands and who led the new research which discovered the plummeting insect population. The research, published in the journal Plos One, is based on the work of dozens of amateur entomologists across Germany who began using strictly standardized ways of collecting insects in 1989.

Special tents called malaise traps were used to capture more than 1,500 samples of all flying insects at 63 different nature reserves. When the total weight of the insects in each sample was measured a startling decline was revealed. The annual average fell by 76% over the 27 year period, but the fall was even higher  (82%) in the summer when insect numbe.........

Ecological Armageddon Warning As Insect Population Numbers Plummet: Everything Is Going To Collapse "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

insect

The vanishing of insects around the globe is causing scientists to issue and ecological armageddon warning.  The abundance of insects has plunged by three quarters and scientists feel now is the time to sound the alarm.

Three-quarters of flying insects in nature reserves across Germany have vanished in 25 years, with serious implications for all life on Earth, scientists say. According to The Guardian, insects are an integral part of life on Earth as both pollinators and prey for other wildlife. It was known that some species, such as butterflies, were declining. But the newly revealed scale of the losses to all insects has prompted warnings that the world is on course for ecological Armageddon, with profound impacts on human society.

The fact that the number of flying insects is decreasing at such a high rate in such a large area is an alarming discovery, said Hans de Kroon, at Radboud University in the Netherlands and who led the new research which discovered the plummeting insect population. The research, published in the journal Plos One, is based on the work of dozens of amateur entomologists across Germany who began using strictly standardized ways of collecting insects in 1989.

Special tents called malaise traps were used to capture more than 1,500 samples of all flying insects at 63 different nature reserves. When the total weight of the insects in each sample was measured a startling decline was revealed. The annual average fell by 76% over the 27 year period, but the fall was even higher  (82%) in the summer when insect numbers reach their peak....

17:00

ICAN Accreta Awareness Month A Comparison of Risk: VBAC & Repeat Cesarean "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

2017-comparison-chart-englishWhen women with a prior cesarean are discussing the possibility of VBAC with their provider, uterine rupture takes center stage. Uterine rupture is a real but rare complication that is increased when women attempt a vaginal birth after a cesarean.

When discussing the possibility of repeat cesarean, placenta previa and accreta are far less likely to be mentioned even though, by the third cesarean, the risk of previa and/or accreta is higher than the overall risk of uterine rupture. Additionally, if previa is present, the chances of accreta skyrocket. Women, especially those open to a large family, may be entirely unaware that they are headed down a path that can lead to a 7% mortality rate.

To reduce the incidence of previa and accreta, cesarean rates must decrease. Women must have access to VBAC. Unfortunately, providers that prioritize avoiding a primary cesarean when possible are rare and VBAC friendly providers are rarer still. VBAC bans and limited access restrictions are rampant even though ACOG maintains that VBAC is a safe and reasonable option for most women.

No birth is risk-free but women should be able to choose which risks they are willing to take on.

They their family, their kids, their future children are the ones who have to live with the outcomes.

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16:57

MacPhun announces a new Lightroom competitor for 2018. It will work with the IR Library! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Short preview: new DAM module in Luminar from Macphun Software on Vimeo. Today Macphun (Click here) announced that it will launch a Lightroom alternative in 2018: After recent Adobe news about Lightroom updates, we received a lot of questions about

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16:50

Bitcoin: A Tower of Monetary Babel "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin: A Tower of Monetary Babel by Antonius Aquinas TDC Note Thank goodness others are beginning to see this for what it is another fiat currency backed by other fiat currencies which means it is backed...

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16:48

Anyone Think Criminals Aren't Evacuating Florida to Rob or is that Movie Fiction? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

It looks like people are evacuating in droves in certain parts of Florida unlike Houston and I'm wondering if any of you think criminals are staying put to rob the empty houses or is that something that only happens in a movie?

16:48

16:46

How to get a Free Ride off the top of the mountain.... "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Two goat hunters, dehydrated after their water supply froze, were rescued from Blackerby Ridge by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter Tuesday evening.

The men, ages 22 and 24, called USCG watchstanders in Juneau on a handheld VHF radio at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, stating they were not prepared to stay out past sundown and were experiencing signs of dehydration. The men, who the Coast Guard didnt name, were experiencing dizziness and cramping, according to USCG spokesperson Charly Hengen, who spoke...

How to get a Free Ride off the top of the mountain....

16:43

White Chocolate Halloween Candy Recipe "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Today joining us in our Slow Cooker Spooktacular is Lindsay from See Lindsay with her White Chocolate Halloween Candy Recipe and it looks delicious. With white chocolate, nuts and sprinkles this candy will be loved by kids and adults alike. To see the full recipe, head over to Lindsays blog and then you can make []

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16:42

How Photographer Peter McKinnon Got 1 Million YouTube Subscribers in 9 Months "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Photographer Peter McKinnon first started his YouTube channel 9 months ago, but since then he has racked up over 1.1 million subscribers. In this 11-minute video, Paddy Galloway looks at how McKinnon managed to achieve this incredible feat and what makes his channel so different from everyone elses.

Galloway estimates that the ad revenue alone is pulling in $13,000 per month for McKinnon, with sponsorships for individual videos on top of that.

But why is he so popular? What made him different?

McKinnon originally started by producing typical vlogs with titles such as spicy food and wrecked my shoulder.

Despite being well-made, they didnt get the traction McKinnon was no doubt hoping for.

He then changed things up, producing much more punchy videos like 8 Camera Hacks and receiving millions of views for them.

Galloway has produced a really great analysis of McKinnon and his channel. Addressing a number of stages every aspiring YouTuber should pay attention to:

  1. Gaining Initial Attention
  2. Providing Quality Content
  3. Growing Relationships with Viewers

Check out the video above to dive deep into the world of McKinnon and his YouTube phenomenon, and subscribe to Paddy Galloway for more YouTube analysis videos.

(via P...

16:42

12 of our favourite daytime TV moments recorded for posterity by Daytime Snaps "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A dozen of our favourite daytime TV moments recorded for posterity by @daytimesnaps on Twitter. Of, if you prefer, 12 reasons why you should never turn the TV on until teatime.

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16:40

Neil Patrick Harris Wins Halloween with the Cutest Family Costumes "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Family Halloween Costume Ideas

2011: Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Tinkerbell, and Mr. Smee

When it comes to creative family Halloween costume ideas, actor Neil Patrick Harris and his adorable brood have everyone else beat. Together with his husband, David Burtka, and their twins, Gideon and Harper, they participate in group ensembles that are both delightfully imaginative and impeccably styled. The gang started dressing up when the kids were very young in 2011, and each year they seem to have more fun than the last.

The costume choices always revolve around pop culture. Their first year, Harris and Burtka dressed as Peter Pan and Captain Hook while the twins looked adorable as Tinker Bell and Mr. Smee. Since then, the children continually don outfits that allow them to take a more active role in the holiday. In 2012, they looked cute as a docile Dorothy and Cowardly Lion, but in years like 2015, theyre old enough to wield their own lasers as Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker.

Check out the impressive lengths the family goes to for Halloween. And with less than two weeks until the big day, were anxiously awaiting the newest reveal!

Looking for family Halloween costume ideas? Take inspiration from Neil Patrick Harris and his adorable brood!

Family Halloween Costume Ideas

2012: Tin Man, Scarecrow, Dorothy, and The Cowardly Lion

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16:39

FBI Informant Threatened After Offering Details Linking Clinton Foundation To Russian Bribery Case "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This report was originally published by Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge

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While the mainstream media has largely ignored it, the scandal surrounding Russian efforts to acquire 20% of Americas uranium reserves, a deal which was ultimately approved by the Obama administration, and more specifically the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) which included Hillary Clinton and Eric Holder, is becoming more problematic for Democrats by the hour.

As The Hill pointed out earlier this morning, the latest development in this sordid tale revolves around a man that the FBI used as an informant back in 2009 and beyond to build a case against a Russian perpetrator who ultimately admitted to bribery, extortion and money laundering. The informant, who is so far only known as Confidential Source 1, says that when he attempted to come forward last year with information that linked the Clinton Foundation directly to the scandal he was promptly silenced by the FBI and the Obama administration.

Working as a confidential witness, the businessman made kickback payments to the Russians with the approval of his FBI handlers and gathered other evidence, the records show.

Sources told The Hill the informants work was crucial to the governments ability to crack a multimillion dollar racketeering scheme by Russian nuclear officials on U.S. soil that involved bribery, kickbacks, money laundering and extortion. In the end, the main Russian executive sent to the U.S. to expand Russian President Vladimir Putins nuclear business, an executive of an American trucking firm and a Russian financier from New Jersey pled guilty to various crimes in a case that started in 2009 and ended in late 2015.

Toensing added her client has had contact from multiple congressional committees seeking information about what he witnessed inside the Russian nuclear industry and has been unable to provide that information because of the NDA.

He cant disclose anything tha...

FBI Informant Threatened After Offering Details Linking Clinton Foundation To Russian Bribery Case "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This report was originally published by Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge

clinton-bye

While the mainstream media has largely ignored it, the scandal surrounding Russian efforts to acquire 20% of Americas uranium reserves, a deal which was ultimately approved by the Obama administration, and more specifically the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) which included Hillary Clinton and Eric Holder, is becoming more problematic for Democrats by the hour.

As The Hill pointed out earlier this morning, the latest development in this sordid tale revolves around a man that the FBI used as an informant back in 2009 and beyond to build a case against a Russian perpetrator who ultimately admitted to bribery, extortion and money laundering. The informant, who is so far only known as Confidential Source 1, says that when he attempted to come forward last year with information that linked the Clinton Foundation directly to the scandal he was promptly silenced by the FBI and the Obama administration.

Working as a confidential witness, the businessman made kickback payments to the Russians with the approval of his FBI handlers and gathered other evidence, the records show.

Sources told The Hill the informants work was crucial to the governments ability to crack a multimillion dollar racketeering scheme by Russian nuclear officials on U.S. soil that involved bribery, kickbacks, money laundering and extortion. In the end, the main Russian executive sent to the U.S. to expand Russian President Vladimir Putins nuclear business, an executive of an American trucking firm and a Russian financier from New Jersey pled guilty to various crimes in a case that started in 2009 and ended in late 2015.

Toensing added her client has had contact from multiple congressional committees seeking information about what he witnessed inside the Russian nuclear industry and has been unable to provide that information because of the NDA.

He cant disclose anything that he came upon in the course of his work, she said.

The information the client possesses includes specific allegations that Russian executive...

16:30

CEX.io and Unocoin Announce Fork Arrangements "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

CEX.io and Unocoin Announce Fork Arrangements

This week two more exchanges revealed their plans for the upcoming Segwit2x fork this November. The London-based exchange CEX.io explains that whether the company supports the split or not customers will receive split tokens if the fork takes place. Further, the Indian exchange Unocoin has revealed it will be supporting the chain with the most mining/community support.

Also read: Bitfinex Launches Segwit2x Chain Split Tokens

The Trading Platform CEX.io Closely Observes the Ongoing Transformations and Considers the Measures Taken Under Emerging Conditions

CEX.io and Unocoin Announce Fork ArrangementsThe exchange CEX.io...

16:30

Chinese Search Giant Baidu Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Consortium "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Chinese search engine giant Baidu has become the latest premier member of the Linux Foundation-led Hyperledger blockchain consortium.

16:21

Apprenticeship starts down "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Official figures show a 2.7% decline in apprenticeship starts  for the period August 2015-2106 compared to the previous year. Its the fall in participation rates for those under 19 (7%) that is most significant. The number of 19-24-year-old starts have also fallen, while the number of adult starts is narrowly up. More specifically, the number of []

16:18

How To Dehydrate Herbs for Long-Term Storage "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Herbs are one of the first plants we put in our garden. There is nothing like fresh culinary herbs to intensify the flavors of food. As well, herbs are hardy garden plants that dont have to be watered as much as vegetables and can serve more than one purpose by being used as natural medicine.

Long-Term Storage

For instance, did you know that a sage leaf can be used instead of a band-aid because it has natural healing qualities? Some of these popular culinary herbs are oregano, thyme and sage and can grow year-round in many parts of the country.

To enjoy these herbs year round, many choose to dehydrate them when they are at the peak in freshness and combine them to make their own spices and even homemade tea blends. Can you imagine how much money you could save at the grocery store by implementing this into your pantry?

Homesteading Basics : How To Dehydrate Herbs for Long-Term Storage

Dehydrating herbs and other leafy greens is one of the easiest items to dry for long-term use. All you really need is a constant stream of air. You dont necessary have to own a food dehydrator because herbs can dry naturally from the air, but it does help with even drying.

Here are some steps to get started:

  1.  Prep herbs for drying. Wash and place herbs evenly on a drying rack and ensure that enough space is made for proper air flow.
  2. Set temperature and time according to the directions on your dehydrator.
  3. Ensure that herbs are 95% dehydrated for long-term storage.

Here are some great spice mixes to start adding to your pantry!

Cajun Seasoning

  • 1/3 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder...

16:17

Switzerland Awards First AML/KYC Licence To Bitcoin Company "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Swiss participation in the Bitcoin arena continues at regulatory level as the country awards the first AML/KYC licence to a Bitcoin company.

16:16

What About your Post Apocalyptic Career? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

What About your Post Apocalyptic Career? James Walton I Am Liberty Audio player below! In all actuality a crushing economic downturn or even serious nuclear disaster will not mean the end of commerce. It may not look like it used to but you are still going to want to have value in the world. You Continue reading What About your Post Apocalyptic Career?

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16:16

How The Elite Dominate The World Part 3: 90% Of What You Watch On Television Is Controlled By Just 6 Giant Corporations "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This report was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse

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How much is your view of the world shaped by what you see on television? On average, Americans spend more than 150 hours watching television every month, and it is called programming for a reason. If you allow anyone to pour ideas and information into your mind for five hours a day, it is going to change how you look at reality. Everyone has an agenda, and every single news program, television show and movie is trying to alter your views. Sadly, our society has become absolutely addicted to media, and the mainstream media is completely dominated by the elite. In fact, about 90 percent of the programming that comes through your television is controlled by just 6 gigantic media corporations. Most of us are willingly plugging ourselves into this propaganda matrix that is completely dominated by the elite for several hours each day, and that gives them an enormous amount of power over the rest of us.

In Part I and Part II of this series, I discussed how the elite use money as a tool to dominate the planet. Today, we are going to talk about how they use information. If you control what people think, then you control a society. And through their vast media empires, the elite are able to shape how we all think to a frightening degree.

Just think about it. What do we talk about with our family, our friends and our co-workers? To a large extent, those conversations are about movies, television shows, something that we just saw on t...

How The Elite Dominate The World Part 3: 90% Of What You Watch On Television Is Controlled By Just 6 Giant Corporations "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This report was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse

elites

How much is your view of the world shaped by what you see on television? On average, Americans spend more than 150 hours watching television every month, and it is called programming for a reason. If you allow anyone to pour ideas and information into your mind for five hours a day, it is going to change how you look at reality. Everyone has an agenda, and every single news program, television show and movie is trying to alter your views. Sadly, our society has become absolutely addicted to media, and the mainstream media is completely dominated by the elite. In fact, about 90 percent of the programming that comes through your television is controlled by just 6 gigantic media corporations. Most of us are willingly plugging ourselves into this propaganda matrix that is completely dominated by the elite for several hours each day, and that gives them an enormous amount of power over the rest of us.

In Part I and Part II of this series, I discussed how the elite use money as a tool to dominate the planet. Today, we are going to talk about how they use information. If you control what people think, then you control a society. And through their vast media empires, the elite are able to shape how we all think to a frightening degree.

Just think about it. What do we talk about with our family, our friends and our co-workers? To a large extent, those conversations are about movies, television shows, something that we just saw on the news or a sporting event that just took place. The reason why we talk about certain things is because the mainstream media gives...

16:14

Memory Chemicals (1979) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Just as Scarfolk Council demanded control over cultural memories and the historical narrative taught in schools, it also wanted to control individuals' memories.

To ensure a docile, compliant populace, Scarfolk promoted the idea of clumsy townsfolk forever stumbling into situations and seeing and hearing things they shouldn't, and proposed that measures be taken so that citizens only retained information that reflected the official party line at any given time.

Building on the success of the Black Spot Card campaign, potent, neurotoxic chemicals (and, in some cases, a steel truncheon) were employed, according to one leaflet, to: "cleanse unnecessary or redundant memories, so as to unclutter the mind".

The campaign and treatments were so effective that some people became inexplicably afraid not only to go outside but also to go into rooms in their own homes in case they saw or overheard something forbidden.

Those who could still manage to venture into rooms immediately forgot why they were there and, following a deluge of confused calls to the authorities, they had to be reminded that they had forgotten, and should now forget that they had remembered that they had forgotten.

16:09

A Sea of Suspended Boats Evokes the Migrants Perilous Journey "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hew Locke, For Those in Peril on the Sea (2011), model boats and mixed media, 79 boats; dimensions variable. (Collection Prez Art Museum Miami, museum purchase from the Helena Rubinstein Philanthropic Fund at The Miami Foundation Installation view Prez Art Museum Miami. Reproduced with the permission of the artist For Those in Peril on the Sea was commissioned by the Creative Foundation for the Folkestone Triennial 2011. All photos by by Daniel Azoulay Photography unless otherwise noted.)

MIAMI Hew Lockes installation For Those in Peril on the Sea was exhibited once in a churchs nave at the Folkstone Triennial in 2011 and later at the Prez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) in 2013, where its currently on view for a second iteration. Once part of the PAMMs inaugural programming, the installation has powerful context in a museum that sits just miles from the Port of Miami, bordering Biscayne Bay, in a city comprised primarily of immigrants. The piece features dozens of small boats model ships and replicas suspended from the ceiling, forming many horizons that nearly blend into one; we must look up toward them, as if we were submerged beneath the water. The boats are handmade and decorated by Locke with cardboard, papier-mch, and wood. Each is different  there are multicolored miniature oil tankers, British police boats, Indonesian fishing boats, cruise ships, rafts, schooners  but they do have one thing in common: they all face the water.

Adorned with fake flowers and gold paint, the boats are dedicated to the countless people whove lost their lives en route to new land, to those on those journeys now, and to the children whose parents come from countries far from home, pondering the strange state of belonging to two places at once. Upon viewing the boats for the first time, craning my neck to glimpse their tiny details, my mind prompted by their playful, to...

16:07

Heavy rain hits southern Spain, causing severe flash floods "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Heavy rain hit parts of the southern Spain early Wednesday, October 18, 2017, causing major flash floods and power outages. While very damaging to some, the rain came as a blessing to others. After almost 50 days without a drop of rain, the first rainstorm of the...... Read more

Super-intense magnetic field at the center of every galaxy "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

What is present at the center of every galaxy or any larger scale structure is not a super-massive black hole, but an ultra-intense magnetic field. The intensity of magnetic field at that location is so enormous (at least several billion Gauss) and the field...... Read more

16:07

A Resistance Credo. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

We will not allow your religious freedom to infringe upon our secular freedom. And we will not ask you to believe what we believe. Well keep it cool.

16:05

When youre Stressed & all else Fails. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Because things are going to be alright eventually, and you need that thought to hold onto today. Because today, maybe all you can do is

16:01

Somali Parents Rational Concerns About Vaccine Safety "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

A note from the World Mercury Project Team:

In June of this year, at the invitation of the Rochester Minnesota Post-Bulletin, World Mercury Project Chairman Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. submitted the following article for publication. The newspaper had invited Mr. Kennedy to submit an editorial after he complained about inaccuracies in the papers reports on the Somali measles outbreak.

While initially agreeing to publish the article, Post-Bulletin executive editor Jay Furst ultimately declined to run the piece. The paper made the decision in late September following almost four months of revisions, discussions and email exchanges with Mr. Kennedy. Furst explained that after five months of trying, the publication had been unable to find any public health official or pro-vaccine advocate willing to write a rebuttal or refute the facts outlined by Mr. Kennedy. Mr. Furst explained that Minnesota public health officials shown the article had made a generalized complaint that it was inaccurate, but that they refused to be specific about their claims or to provide citations. None of the many public health officials and vaccine advocates contacted by the newspaper were willing to go on record or to provide a rebuttal editorial. Nevertheless, Mr. Furst explained that because of the controversial nature of this issue, the editors felt that they could not run the article without a companion rebuttal piece.

Once again, public debate regarding the safety of the $46 billion vaccine industry has been muzzled. Mr. Kennedy says that Mr. Furst was genial, diligent, and professional in all their interactions, and genuinely apologetic about the outcome. According to a Minnesota Department of Health press release, the states measles outbreak was over by the end of August with 79 confirmed measles cases and no reported deaths or disabilities.


This winter, Minneapolis area health officials reported 76 measles cases among Somali-Americans. Mainstream media outlets, most recently, John Oliver in a 28 minute rant, vilified Somali-Americans for low vaccine rates and blamed Andrew Wakefield, MD and the so-called anti-vaccine movement for misleading Somalis about vaccine safety. Like most other journalists, Oliver never explained the story behind this story; the children of Minneapoliss Somalis suffer  the highest known rate of severe autism in the worldone in 32, according to Univ...

16:01

10 Characteristics of Highly Evolved Beings "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


(Jeff StreetHighly evolved beings, and the civilizations that they create, embrace principles and ways of being that create highly beneficial outcomes for all. Their civilizations are characterized by cooperation, harmony, and love rather than competition, conflict, and fear. The net result is civilizations where freedom, prosperity, and happiness abound. Their example serves as a great model for Humanity to emulate if it truly wants to create the better world that many of us are hoping for.
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16:00

Hard Times For Bitcoin Forks As Whalepool Traders Say No To SegWit2x "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

As Bitcoin SegWit2x opposition grows day by day, pro-choice exchanges and other entities appear to be an increasing minority.

16:00

Duchess of Cambridge pregnant by Paddington Bear "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Royal watchers and courtiers are conspiring to keep secret that the next child of Kate Middleton, and fifth in line to the throne, is the biological off-spring of Paddington Bear.

In scenes that alarmed protection police, Paddington tried to make contact with the Duchess at a recent charity event and, under the guise of a charming dance spin, interrogated the Duchess about maintenance payments, visitation rights and whether the child will attend school in England or Peru.

Insiders have said that the relationship between the Bear and Duchess flourished when the Duchess was wandering around Portobello market and struck up a conversation over the price of an antique lamp. Friends of the Duchess say that it was very much love at first sight as each one of them stared into the glassy, beady, dead eyes of the other. It was not long afterwards that the Duchess was seen to be leaving 32 Windsor Gardens in the early hours of the morning, and a lady in waiting has reported that the Duchess often smelled of marmalade.

Royal watchers suggest that if news of the relationship does break, Prince William is likely to stand by the Duchess and also the unborn child, with an expert saying if Prince William can love a brother who looks like he has been fathered by Bungle from Rainbow, he can love this new addition to the family.

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16:00

Shop Tour: Little Leaf "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

When I travel, I go out of my way to stop into shops and restaurants that I have discovered previously. Even if Im just passing through, I make a point to visit these beautifully designed and merchandised brick-and-mortar spots in person. So, while on my book tour up the East Coast last spring, I made sure that Little Leaf and sister store Salt & Sundry were on my agenda as I passed through Washington, D.C.

Owner Amanda McClements first opened Salt & Sundry in 2012 after years spent writing about food and lifestyle. I had a place in my mind that pulled together all of my favorite things from vintage textiles to handmade ceramics and small-batch foods and started dreaming about it actually existing. The question became, Why not create it? I opened a second location of Salt & Sundry in 2014 in a little historic 700-square-foot space in Washington, D.C.s Logan Circle neighborhood, Amanda shares. Her next step was to carve out a space for another love of hers plants. Amanda doesnt remember a time when plants werent part of her life. She recalls, I was raised in North Carolina by free-spirited parents and my mom always had a tangled jungle of cacti, succulents and leafy plants in our house. I remember lying on the floor doing my homework one night and accidentally kicking my foot into a particularly mean cactus that left my toes looking like pin cushions. Little Leaf opened in 2016, around the corner from the second Salt & Sundry location. Mixing her fondness for both plants and paper goods, Amandas goal with Little Leaf is to fill a void that the neighborhood was missing.

A good problem to have when keeping shop is running out of inventory. Since their weekly stock of plants is generally completely wiped out by Sunday, Amanda and her team have worked hard to stock more...

16:00

Ingmar Bergmans 1950s Soap Commercials Wash Away the Existential Despair "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Ingmar Bergman is usually remembered for the intensely serious nature of his films. Death, anguish, the absence of God--his themes can be pretty gloomy. So it might come as a surprise to learn that Bergman once directed a series of rather silly soap commercials.

The year was 1951. Bergman was 33 years old. The Swedish film industry, his main source of income, had just gone on strike to protest high government taxes on entertainment. With two ex-wives, five children, a new wife and a sixth child on the way, Bergman needed to find another way to make money.




A solution presented itself when he was asked to create a series of commercials for a new anti-bacterial soap called Bris ("Breeze," in English). Bergman threw himself into the project. He later recalled:

Originally, I accepted the Bris commercials in order to save the lives of my self and my families. But that was really secondary. The primary reason I wanted to make the commercials was that I was given free rein with money and I could do exactly what I wanted with the product's message. Anyhow, I have always found it difficult to feel resentment when industry comes rushing toward culture, check in hand.

Bergman enlisted his favorite cinematographer at that time, Gunnar Fischer, and together they made nine miniature films, each a little more than one minute long, to be screened in movie theaters over the next three years. Bergman used the opportunity to experiment with visual and narrative form.

Many of the stylistic devices and motifs that would eventually figure into his masterpieces can be spotted in the commercials: mirrors, doubles, the telescoping in or out of a story-within-a-story. You don't need to understand Swedish to recognize the m...

15:56

Timberland are not dicking around when it comes to capturing the millennial market "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Talk about putting the boot in.

15:56

Do not obey your television- Buying Gold "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Now that I am back state side and see regular TV instead of AFN I see why there is a sudden resurgence in interest in buying gold and silver.
Advertisements.
If they are advertising it they are only encouraging you to buy high so the dealers will make a killing off the hoards of gold and silver they bought while it was cheap.
If they are advertising it then it is a sellers market meaning its not the time to buy.
You should be selling it like I am to all the suckers who obey their television.

15:55

Woman Finds Kitten Stuck In Hunting Trap And Drops Everything To Save Him "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A woman was walking through a field when she suddenly came across a tiny kitten with his leg caught in a spring trap, bleeding badly and unable to free himself. Horrified, she immediately contacted the RSPCA, hoping it could help save the kittens life. 

RSPCA inspector Steph Baines rushed out to help the kitten later named Cassidy and when she arrived, she knew the situation was grim. 

Warning: Graphic photos below

Credit: RSPCA

His front left leg was severed halfway up, Baines said in a press release. Vets estimated that ... the wound was around two days old so he could well have been stuck in the trap for a couple of days. 

Credit: RSPCA

Baines immediately took Cassidy to the vet, who examined him thoroughly and decided that unfortunately, his injured leg was too far gone, and would need to be amputated. 

He must have been in a lot of pain and wasnt weight-bearing, Baines said. Its quite miraculous that he survived for that long with such a serious injury. 

Credit: RSPCA

Luckily, the surgery went incredibly well, and Cassidy is expected to make a full recovery. Cassidy wasnt microchipped, and Baines hasnt been able to find anyone who will come forward as his owner. He needed a place to recover for a bit after his surgery until he could be put up for adoption and so Baines decided to step forward to foster the kitten whose life she saved. 

Hes adapting well to life on three legs, Baines said. 
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15:51

powerstroke 6.0 problems "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

yes i have had a few problems over the past 6 years but nothing like the ones i have read in the forums ... when the forums could not answer i turned to this forum ...
one issue i have been fighting with is the rolling idle .. seems to be a simple fix but every time i try to get it fixed no one can find an issue... or the truck does not act up .. for truck and diesel forums have mentioned the blue spring kit for the 6.0 ... that might fix that problem .. so no worries there ... one guy (back...

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15:51

Unexplained Ancient Stone Structures Found in Arabian Desert "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Archaeologists have discovered 400 mysterious stone structures on the edge of volcanoes that could be thousands of years old in a remote desert area in Saudi Arabia.
The stone structures- which were found using Google Earth - have been dubbed the 'gates' because they appear to look like field gates from above.
Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk

15:47

Its all kicking off in New Jersey "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

News 12 New Jersey do their utmost to redefine the term slow news day. Still, its better than relentless stories about murders

Heres another exciting bit of US news footage.

The post Its all kicking off in New Jersey appeared first on The Poke.

15:47

Logging at Goose: A Call to Action from Oregons Cascadia Forest Defenders "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

from Cascadia Forest Defenders

Photo from Instagram: @goosetreesit

LANE COUNTY OREGON: Logging has begun at the Goose Timber Sale in the Willamette National Forest north of McKenzie Bridge and Highway 126. The Cascadia Forest Defenders (CFD) have maintained a tree sit protest inside the Goose Timber Sale since late May and CFD first observed evidence of logging on Tuesday October 17th.

The Forest Defender tree sit was searched and extensively photographed Wednesday October 18th by Lane County Sherriffs Deputies and Forest Service Officers with a promise to see you tomorrow, says one Forest Defender. This is the first contact CFD has had with law enforcement since the tree sit protest began six months ago.

Cascadia Forest Defenders are making a general call to action to all activists and organizers in the Pacific Northwest to help stop the Goose Timber Sale. CFD will maintain a presence inside the Goose Timber Sale that will force Seneca Jones Timber Company and the U.S. Forest Service to abandon logging of public lands.

Logging has begun along forest road 704 near the entrance to the Frissell Trail. CFD asks all participating volunteers, activists, and media to access forest road 705 at the intersection of Highway 126 and McKenzie River Dr. Lane Transit District bus route 91 intersects with forest road 705 at Stop ID: 09086 near mile post 49 on Highway 126.

The Cascadia Forest Defenders are committed to ending logging on all Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Services public lands. In the spirit of legendary American naturalist Edward O. Wilson, C...

15:45

Mom and Daughters in Matching Outfits Continue to Make Us Smile "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Mother Daughter Matching Outfits All That is Three

Back in June 2017 we introduced you to an adorable photo series entitled All That is Three (#allthatisthree) by mother of two, Dominiquethe woman behind the fashion and lifestyle blog, All That is She. Each photograph captures Dominique and her two daughters11-year-old Amelia and 4-year-old Pennystanding in order of descending height, dressed in coordinating outfits, matching hairstyles, and playing with identical props.

The All that is Three series started more than a year ago and today Dominique still makes weekly updates via her Instagram account. As the project has grown, so have Amelia and Penny. Long-term fans of the series have been able to watch how the girls change each week, and enjoy little Pennys hilarious facial expressions. In recent posts, the photoshoots have become even more elaborate, with the creative trio posing as scientists, Game of Thrones characters, and Star Wars rebels.

The mother-daughter insta-series has proven so popular that Dominique has now launched a Mini Me clothing line in collaboration with Joules Clothing. You can find the full collection on their website.

This adorable photo series captures the bond between a mom and her daughters.

Mother Daughter Matching Outfits All That is Three...

15:44

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Once heard this is never unheard, courtesy of @alreadytaken74 on Twitter.

It really does.

Heres the Twin Peaks theme as youll know it.

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15:44

30 Worst Foods in America and Where Youll Find Them "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This article is shared with permission from our friends at Food Matters. Todays food marketers have loaded many of their offerings with so much fat, sugar, and sodium that eating any of the foods in this article on a daily basis could destroy all your hard work and best intentions...

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15:33

Pt 2 Covert Recruitment into Space Marines 20 and Back Program "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

On June 1, 1978, during the second day of bootcamp for the U.S. Marine Corps, Michael Christopher Gerloff was asked whether he wanted to go to space and serve in a 20 and back program. He recalls everything that subsequently happened during the intake process for his recruitment into the Space Marines, and has partial []

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15:31

NCAI Convention Attendees Enjoy Culture Night in Milwaukee "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Published October 19, 2017

MILWAUKEE Attendees of the National Congress of American Indians 74th Annual Convention and Marketplace were treated to traditional food, dance and drumming by the local American Indian community at the Indian Community School on Wednesday night.

NCAIs convention concludes on Friday.

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15:31

This persons pain will make you feel less alone "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Although one person had a question.

Owned!

For everyone else, it struck the right type of chord.

15:30

Japan's GMO Internet Unveils New Blockchain KYC Project "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Japanese digital services firm GMO Internet has debuted its latest blockchain project: a "know your customer" app aimed at the banking industry.

15:30

Calvin Ayre Declares Bitcoin Cash The Only Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Calvin Ayre Declares Bitcoin Cash

In a statement addressing the upcoming the bitcoin (BTC) fork that is scheduled for mid-November, Calvin Ayre has stated its belief that Bitcoin Cash [Bitcoin (BCC)] is the only bitcoin.

Also Read: Fork Debate Drops to New Low, Outspoken Developer Lopps Home Surrounded by Police

When We Say Bitcoin, We Mean Bitcoin Cash

Calvin Ayre Declares Bitcoin Cash

With the number of chains forked from the original bitcoin blockchain expected to increase, a number of companies and media organizations are seeking to provide clarification regarding the specific nomenclature referring to each chain.

Calvinayre has issued a...

15:26

DOE Secretary Rick Perry: Resiliency Pricing Rule for Coal-fired and Nuclear Power Plants "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Guest post by David Middleton DOE = United States Department of Energy FERC = Federal Energy Regulatory Commission OCT 2, 2017 Rick Perry Directs FERC To Complete Final Action On Resiliency Pricing Rule In 60 Days Rod Adams , CONTRIBUTOR One of the most sweeping changes to the U.S. electricity supply market in the past

15:22

About those fish antibiotics... "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I had some scratches get infected with staph about 2 months ago, and having had it about 2 years ago I knew I needed Keflex to knock it out. Keflex is Cephallexin, so I grabbed the bottle of Fish Flex 500 mg that I had bought in August. I took one pill (500 mg) 3 times a day for 10 days. No result. By this time I had some bad looking places on my arms and a few on my face, so off to the Doc I go. She explained that it was staph again (duh) and prescribed Keflex. I asked for Cleocin since I...

About those fish antibiotics...

15:22

WATCH: Youll Be Shocked By What The Flu Shot Really Does To You "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The flu shots effectiveness varies from year to year. But Dr. Suzanne Humphries explains what that shot is really doing to your immune health after you get it and if you get it every year....

The post WATCH: Youll Be Shocked By What The Flu Shot Really Does To You appeared first on Vaxxter.

15:19

Israeli Naval Forces Destroy and Drown Palestinian Fishing Boat off Beit Lahia Shore IMEMC News "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Israeli Naval Forces Destroy and Drown Palestinian Fishing Boat off Beit Lahia Shore IMEMC News: PCHR 18 October 2017: Israeli gunboats fired shells at a Palestinian fishing boat sailing within 2.5 nautical miles. As a result, the boat was destroyed and drowned in the Sea.

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) monitored that Israeli forces have escalated their attacks against Palestinian fishermen despite expanding the allowed fishing area from 6 to 9 nautical miles. This proves that Israel continues its policy of targeting fishermen and their livelihoods.

15:18

A guy photoshopped himself into pictures of him as a kid and its oddly affecting "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Weve seen plenty of photos where siblings recreate pictures of themselves that were taken when they were kids.
But Conor Nickerson went one better, by photoshopping his adult self into pictures of him as a kid and not only is it very clever, its oddly affecting too. Have a look for yourself.

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15:13

California Gov Issues Vaccine State Of Emergency "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

California has a plethora of issues. There are fires raging in both the north and south regions. The state is near bankrupt. Homelessness and unemployment are at all-time highs. And now, they apparently have a...

The post California Gov Issues Vaccine State Of Emergency appeared first on Vaxxter.

15:13

MAWAs fluoride application may be submitted this week "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The flow of bureaucracy continues to trickle forward as the Meadville Area Water Authority inches closer to fluoridating the water it provides to consumers.

MAWA will soon complete its application to the state Department of Environmental Protection to install fluoridation equipment, consulting engineer Thomas Thompson told the authoritys board Wednesday.

I would anticipate that the fluoride application would be submitted this week, Thompson said.

DEP must review the application and issue a permit before the equipment can be installed. In addition to the construction permit, MAWA will also have to obtain an operations permit from DEP before fluoridation can begin, according to Melanie Williams, DEP community relations coordinator.

Review of permit applications like MAWAs typically takes 120 business days about seven months according to Williams.

*Original article online at http://www.meadvilletribune.com/news/local_news/mawa-s-fluoride-application-may-be-submitted-this-week/article_a3c834d3-4fae-5b74-9ba8-0443b555785d.html

15:06

Schizophrenia Genetic Research Running on Empty "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The May, 2017 edition of Scientific American featured an article on schizophrenia research by freelance journalist Michael Balter, entitled Schizophrenias Unyielding Mysteries.1 Despite the decades-old failure to discover genes that cause schizophrenia (as opposed to possibly being associated with it), Balter believed that continuing the search for genes is necessary to help unravel the mysteries of the condition, for the development of new antipsychotic drugs and other interventions, and to develop prevention programs. As I concluded in my 2017 e-book Schizophrenia and Genetics: The End of an Illusion, however, decades of failed gene finding attempts have produced a scientific finding that genes for schizophrenia most likely do not exist.

Balter also discussed recent evidence pointing to the role of childhood trauma, poverty, and other environmental factors, and quoted Norwegian neuroscientist Roar Fosses call for a stronger focus on changing the environment so we can prevent schizophrenia. Balters general conclusion was that environmental data should be added to or incorporated into molecular genetic research, so that researchers can produce statistical models in support of their position that genes and environment interact to produce schizophrenia.

Although schizophrenia is usually presented as a valid disorder that can be reliably identified (diagnosed) by psychiatrists and others, there is plenty of evidence that it isnt.2 And yet, establishing the reliability and validity of a psychiatric disorder is a prerequisite for any attempt to search for genetic influences or genes. Many critics of psychiatry have argued that psychiatric disorders are not reliable or valid discrete illnesses, but instead describe peoples varying psychological responses to having experienced adverse events and environments, or are socially disapproved behaviors or responses to oppression that psychiatry labels as mental disorders.3 Some reject the word schizophrenia entirely, and prefer terms such as psychosis or just madness, [which] would be preferable because they are less strongly associated with the disease model, and enable the uniqueness of each individuals situation to be recognized.....

15:01

Escapism Is Bad for Kids Mentally, Emotionally, Physically: Parents Should Remove Electronics If They Want to Improve Health, Behavior, Grades "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


(Rhonda JohanssonParents should be aware of another boogeyman in the closet. A team of researchers from the Iowa State University are concluding that placing a TV along with a gaming console in a childs bedroom could result in developmental and social problems later on. The effect is not a correlation but a relationship; meaning that while playing video games does not directly lead to a problematic child, the likelihood of sociopathy are increased. The trigger, it would seem, is location. More so than any other area of the home, the bedroom can provide a haven for children to engage in more violent, less educational video games.
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15:00

25 Years of Photographing the Human Skull "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Lynn Stern, Lynn Stern, DOPPELGNGER #14-72a (2014), 21.5 x 28 inches, pigment print ( 2017 Lynn Stern)

Lynn Stern has photographed skulls for 25 years, capturing them backlit like architectural forms and abstracted behind scrims. Skull, a new book from Thames & Hudson, features almost 150 photographs from eight of Sterns series on this vision of mortality.

I have always been terrified of death, and I never thought about using that in my work, the New York-based artist told Hyperallergic. Stern added that although skulls have become something of a kitschified fashion accessory, many of us still have a standoffish relationship with death. Its very much in the culture, but its in the culture with a kind of denial, she said.

Cover of <em>Lynn Stern: Skull</em> (courtesy Thames & Hudson)Cover of Lynn Stern: Skull (courtesy Thames & Hudson)

Yet around 1989, she was struck by an article by Donald Kuspit, who described how, when a skull appears in a painting, it knocks everything else out of the picture. Around the same time, she saw Gerhard Richters paintings responding...

15:00

Freewallet is the First Service Provider to Enable Bitcoin Gold Support "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin Gold is by far one of the most suspicious Bitcoin hard forks to date. With very little to no support from the community and service providers, a lot of questions remain unanswered. However, it seems we now have at least one wallet supporting BTG. Freewallet will support this upcoming hard fork, which is rather Continue reading Freewallet is the First Service Provider to Enable Bitcoin Gold Support

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15:00

Fighting Bots, Pinball, Emulators, and More at Maker Faire Denver "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Maker Faire Denver has it all, whether you're in the mood to watch robot cars fight, drones race, or kids create their own chainmail.

Read more on MAKE

The post Fighting Bots, Pinball, Emulators, and More at Maker Faire Denver appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

14:58

Sweet Jesus! Nundos is a Shoreditch pop-up run by nuns "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Channel 5 is opening the doors to convent life by launching NUNdos- a brand new, soulful soup pop-up in Shoreditch, London.

The worlds first nun-powered eatery promises food for the soul where diners will be invited to break bread and reflect on modern life over a hot lunch cooked and served by the Daughters of Divine Charity from Swaffham and Chesterfield convents.

Visitors to NUNdos will find themselves transported to a spiritual haven where they will be encouraged to relax, slow down and take stock of their lives over a bowl of hearty chicken or wholesome lentil soup.

To help wash away any unsavoury thoughts of Instagramming their food, diners will be encouraged to drop their phones in the amnesty collection bin and follow NUNdos easy to follow restaurant rules (thou shalt not covet thy neighbours food etc).

Customers have the opportunity to order Mother Superiors Chicken Broth or Wholesome Lentil Soup, and will be encouraged to take part in life affirming exercises and soul-searching activities.

As guests discourse with fellow diners or settle in to chat with the sisters about daily life, millennial malaise will be under the spotlight.

The pop up promotes Bad Habits: Holy Orders is a TV series that follows five selfie-obsessed young women as they swap hedonism for a life of humility, by living in a working convent in East Anglia for four weeks under the guidance of the sisters.

 

The post Sweet Jesus! Nundos is a Shoreditch pop-up run by nuns appeared first on The Poke.

14:56

This is The Real Reason So Many Americans Dont Want More Gun Control "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Lets be clear, we already have gun control in America, but after the Las Vegas shooting, a predictable debate is re-emerging about more gun control, including possible bans on certain firearms and legally sold accessories. This is a tired debate, with each side of the political spectrum heavily fortified in entrenched positions, neither wanting to budge and both coming up with evermore creative rhetoric to justify their unwillingness to compromise.

The debate is about as productive and divisive as the never-ending debate on abortion.

But, why is it that so many Americans refuse to see the gun control light after a horrifying tragedy like Las Vegas or any of the other mass shootings happening in America? Is it just because they dont want criminals to be the only demographic with guns? Is it just because guns are part of American heritage? Is it because of the 2nd Amendment which enumerates the supposed God-given right to bear arms?

To a degree, all of these arguments are a real part of the picture, however, there is one major point which is much less frequently discussed, going above and beyond any of the afore-mentioned reasons. One that is rather taboo to discuss openly in our state-worshipping, stand-for-the-anthem, patriotic nation. This reason is the 800 lb. gorilla in the room, that so many rightfully fear, because history backs this one up time and again.

The numbers dont lie. The State is the leading mass murderer, mass casualty generator, mass property destroyer ever to plague planet earth. It is the one agency where criminals can run amuck with unlimited franchise, pillaging their neighbors, destroying communities and whole societies with absolute impunity. Government is the most dangerous human institution ever devised. Again, the numbers dont lie.

Interestingly, it was well after the 2nd Amendment that these statistics really began to pile up. It is estimated that in the 20th century alone, some 262 million unarmed people were killed by governments in mass killings. Thats roughly 80% of the current population of America.

Lets start with a number: 262 million. Thats the number of unarmed people the late Prof. R. J. Rummel estimated governments murdered in mass killings he termed democide during the 20th century. This democide murdered 6 times more people than died in combat in all the foreign and internal wars of the century, he wrote.

Unsurprisingly, the bloodiest body count was run up by totalitarian regimes, though authoritarian...

14:52

Privatix: Fighting Internet Censorship with a Fully Autonomous Network. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Governments today are targeting our basic freedom of expression on the internet. It seems like the only way to squash civil unrest is by cutting off the country from internet access. Government censorship in China has prompted a sizeable number of the Chinese population to switch to Virtual Private Networks. It is unclear for how Continue reading Privatix: Fighting Internet Censorship with a Fully Autonomous Network.

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14:49

Chimney Fire: Wood Stove & Fireplace Safety "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Have you ever seen a Chimney Fire or Flue Fire? Guest article, by NRP I watched as my neighbor in CA burned his home down, the Flue Pipe glowing bright red above the roof line, the flames shooting out the pipe like a Blow Torch and the home in ashes within 20 minutes. Thankfully nobody was hurt, but a total loss. PS; The Fire Department did show up, they stood there and watched with the rest of us. Here are a few fire statistics: In 2016, there were 1,342,000 fires reported in the United States. These fires caused 3,390 civilian

The post Chimney Fire: Wood Stove & Fireplace Safety appeared first on Modern Survival Blog.

14:47

Australia ends insurance subsidies for naturopathy, homeopathy, and more "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Australian government has eliminated the insurance subsidy for 17 alternative health practices due to a lack of evidence for efficacy. This is a win for medicine and Australian taxpayers.

14:30

Hurricane Ravaged Dominica: Its All Gone And Fighting For Survival "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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In just the blink of an eye, island life on Dominica was turned upside down.  Like Puerto Rico, Dominica was violently ravaged by Hurricane Maria, and residents are still fighting for survival.

The wooden frames and scattered, water-damaged belongings are all that remains of some homes of on Dominica, which was ravaged by Hurricane Maria last month. Without warning, the storm rapidly accelerated from a Category 3 to a Category 5, and residents said they could do little to prepare. There was lightning, there was heavy rain[it was like] the hurricane was in the house, said Dominicas Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit according to ABC News. We have lost everything that money can buy, and that is a fact.

The roof of Roosevelt Skerrits house was blown away and its floors flooded. On the night Hurricane Maria hit, Skerrit took to Facebook to post updates including one that said, I am at the complete mercy of the hurricane. House is flooding and another that said, The winds are merciless! We shall survive by the grace of God! Later he posted, I have been rescued.

You can still see the shock, the anxiety, the fear the trauma in the eyes and the expressions of people every day, he told ABCs Nightline. Their entire life investments, lifes savings, blown away. Another now displaced resident named Emmanuel Peter said he can still remember the roar of the hurricane-force winds. It was just whistling, whistling, he said. I thought it would burst my eardrums.

Puerto Rico was not the only island in Hurricane Marias path, and almost a month l...

Hurricane Ravaged Dominica: Its All Gone And Fighting For Survival "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

dominica

In just the blink of an eye, island life on Dominica was turned upside down.  Like Puerto Rico, Dominica was violently ravaged by Hurricane Maria, and residents are still fighting for survival.

The wooden frames and scattered, water-damaged belongings are all that remains of some homes of on Dominica, which was ravaged by Hurricane Maria last month. Without warning, the storm rapidly accelerated from a Category 3 to a Category 5, and residents said they could do little to prepare. There was lightning, there was heavy rain[it was like] the hurricane was in the house, said Dominicas Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit according to ABC News. We have lost everything that money can buy, and that is a fact.

The roof of Roosevelt Skerrits house was blown away and its floors flooded. On the night Hurricane Maria hit, Skerrit took to Facebook to post updates including one that said, I am at the complete mercy of the hurricane. House is flooding and another that said, The winds are merciless! We shall survive by the grace of God! Later he posted, I have been rescued.

You can still see the shock, the anxiety, the fear the trauma in the eyes and the expressions of people every day, he told ABCs Nightline. Their entire life investments, lifes savings, blown away. Another now displaced resident named Emmanuel Peter said he can still remember the roar of the hurricane-force winds. It was just whistling, whistling, he said. I thought it would burst my eardrums.

Puerto Rico was not the only island in Hurricane Marias path, and almost a month later, both islands still look like post-apocalyptic zones.  But the island with the highest death toll per capita was Dominica; a close-knit, mostly Christian nation that was left at the mercy of a hurr...

14:30

Bitcoin Cash Developers Propose New Address Format "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin Cash Developers Propose a New Address Format

This week the lead Bitcoin ABC developer, Amaury Schet, proposed to add a Bech32 address format to the Bitcoin Cash (BCC) network. Currently, the BCC community has been discussing modifying the bitcoin cash address format, alongside preparing to fix the protocols Emergency Difficulty Adjustment (EDA).

Also read: Meet the New Bitcoin Cash P2P Exchange Localbitcoincash.org

The Bitcoin Cash Community and Developers Propose Changing the Protocols Address Format

Bitcoin Cash Developers Propose a New Address FormatOn October 14, Amaury Schet proposed to implement a new address format to the...

14:30

Cautiously Bullish? $6,000 in Play as Bitcoin Price Stages Sharp Recovery "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The price of bitcoin is roaring once again today, rising over $500 on a strong recovery from yesterday's lows.

14:27

Malaysia chooses American company Ocean Infinity to search for MH370 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Malaysian government has chosen an American private seabed exploration firm, Ocean Infinity, to resume the search for MH370, which disappeared on March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board.

It is now negotiating terms with Ocean Infinity, and will make an official announcement once those terms are agreed.

The underwater search in the southern Indian Ocean was suspended on January 17 this year. The tripartite decision to suspend the search was made by Malaysia, China, and Australia.

In an email to the next-of-kin of the passengers and crew of those on board MH370, the Malaysian government said: Please be informed that the MH370 Response Team has received several proposals from interested parties to search for MH370.

These proposals included an offer by the company Ocean Infinity, which offered to search on a No Cure No Fee basis, the Malaysian government said.

These offers have been thoroughly assessed by the team and the governments of Australia and China have been informed of this in line with the spirit of tripartite cooperation.

In this regard, the government of Malaysia has given the permission for the response team to proceed negotiating the terms and conditions with Ocean Infinity.

The Malaysian government said that once n...

14:12

Ancient, lost, mountains in the Karoo reveals the secrets of massive extinction event "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Fossil records near the lost Gondwanides mountains show that the Permian-Triassic extinction started 1 million years prior to what was previously believed. Millions of years ago, a mountain range that would have dwarfed the Andes mountains in South America,...... Read more

Seychelles home to new species of caecilian, a legless amphibian "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A team of scientists from Seychelles, the United States and the United Kingdom has found a new caecilian, perhaps the smallest species of the legless amphibian on Earth. As soon as I saw it I knew it was a new species, Simon Maddock, a conservation biologist at the University of Wolverhampton, said in a statement. [It] is a very exciting discovery and I was delighted to be able to formally describe it and present it to the world. Biologist Simon Maddock led the team that discovered the new species in Seychelles. Photo courtesy of Simon Maddock / University of Wolverhampton. Maddock and his colleagues discovered what theyre calling the Petite Praslin caecilian (Hypogeophis pti), named for the island of Praslin in the Seychelles where they found it in 2013 and 2014. They reported their findings Oct. 6 in the journal Zootaxa. The species has a longer snout than other Seychellois caecilians. Caecilians also have two sensory organs on their heads not found in other amphibians called tentacles. The Petite Praslin caecilians tentacles are nearer to the animals eyes than its nostrils, differentiating it from a close relative. The new species also has fewer vertebrae than any caecilian known to science, and its short, topping out at 120 millimeters (4.72 inches) in length. The archipelago in the Indian Ocean is home to six other species of caecilian, and scientists figure theyve been evolving there independently, along with a family of frogs called Sooglossidae, for 64 million years. Still, that doesnt mean the snake-like amphibians are easy to

14:08

Situational Awareness: Terrorism, Shooters, Arguments and Everyday life "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hi all,

I came across this post on how important situational awareness is and I have been reminded of how important and crucial lessons like this are in our daily life.
So many people go around staring at their phones, disengaged from what the world around them is doing that they manage to miss the most important factors.

As a former military member myself, I realise how important situational awareness is, not only in the...

Situational Awareness: Terrorism, Shooters, Arguments and Everyday life

14:03

Skin-deep stop-motion animation imprinted on naked human bodies "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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To celebrate their tenth anniversary in business, creative agency DBLG decided to make an experimental animation in collaboration with London-based animation studio Animade. After the usual rounds of toing-and-froing and sending ideas back-and-forth, the two companies decided to...

14:00

Edible Innovations: This Hive Lets You Grow Insects at Home "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Grow your own food at home! This hive is small enough to fit inside an apartment. It automatically grows insects for consumption.

Read more on MAKE

The post Edible Innovations: This Hive Lets You Grow Insects at Home appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

14:00

Ethical concerns arise for head of controversial stem cell clinic "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Journals are raising ethical concerns about the research of a doctor who offers controversial embryonic stem cell treatments. Two journals have issued expressions of concern for three papers by Geeta Shroff, who was the subject of a 2012 CNN investigative documentary. All cite ethical concerns; one mentions the potential link between the procedure the authors []

The post Ethical concerns arise for head of controversial stem cell clinic appeared first on Retraction Watch.

14:00

sewing: double gauze wedgewood skirt "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This post is written by Holli Coats of Hello Holli.

I jumped at the chance to sew up this double gauze wedgewood skirt for double gauze week. It has become one of my favorite fabrics to sew with and wear! I love that it is an easy fabric to sew. Double gauze holds its shape well when cutting and isnt slippery running through the machine.

In fact, one of my favorite makes to date is this dress sewn for my daughter in the same color of double gauze that Ive sewn this Wedgewood skirt! I love how cozy this fabric is while still maintaining a lovely drape.

It works equally well for cozy cold weather garments because of it being two layers of fabric as it does for warm weather garments, due to the looser weave. That crinkly, worn texture is just icing on the cake for me!

Since this fabric works well for multiple seasons, I thought Id sew a skirt that is appropriate for multiple seasons, too! The Wedgewood skirt by Straight Stitch Designs in a midi length looks great with a 3/4 sleeve lark tee, tights, and booties for fall, as Ive styled it here, as well as with a tank, strappy sandals, and bare legs for the summer months.

The Wedgewood skirt features box pleats. They are a very flattering alternative to gathers if you are trying to avoid bulk at the waist. It fastens in the back with an exposed zipper and button tab closure. The exposed zipper scared me a bit at first, but the directions are very thorough!

This would be a great pattern for an advanced beginner looking to make something a little more than a simple gathered skirt. The only alteration I made was to lengthen skirt front and back pattern pieces to allow for a deep 4 h...

14:00

Odd Bedfellows? Blockchain Developers Can Learn to Love the World Bank "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Multilateral organizations have more in common with the crypto community than you might think, Michael J. Casey argues.

13:52

McDonalds tries to ruin our brains with an optical illusion "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

McDonalds recently posted this optical illusion, which resulted in many people getting a headache worse than speed-chugging a McFlurry.

If you suddenly cant see straight, youre not alone.

The post McDonalds tries to ruin our brains with an optical illusion appeared first on The Poke.

13:44

Protection Could Help Legitimize Controversial ICOs "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In a global environment where ICOs are being shunned for their unregulated and unprotected nature, a protection service could help.

13:38

Hack your Halloween with the DIY Zardoz mask "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Sean Connery as Zed (unmasked) in Zardoz
 
Gun? Check. Boots? Check. Bullet-belt diaper overalls? Check. Exterminator mask? Big red X, honking failure noise, eyes spilling tears. Looks like Halloween is cancelled this year.

As everyone knows, the mask is the hardest item to procure for your Zardoz costume. Even if...

13:34

This is not Melania our 13 favourite responses online "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

So theres no getting away from it, increasingly large numbers of people are buying into the idea that Melania Trump is not actually Melania Trump.

Lets look at the evidence.

And in close up.

We know, we know. Heres our favourite responses online.

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13:27

Motor soft starters and VFD for off grid "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Or at the very least I'm reducing power consumption while atempting to inch my way off grid.

My first small step towards off grid was power factor correcting my air compressors and welding machines. Originally I did this to allow then to work better on long extension cords, be more efficient and make then draw less amps.

Next step, will be to greatly reduce starting inrush current on air comoressors.

To do this I am going to try the simplest solution first. And that is a using a closed...

Motor soft starters and VFD for off grid

13:25

Cleverness can overcome the most humble of wardrobes "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Need to look smart for a photo but dont have a jacket? Heres a clever solution

The post Cleverness can overcome the most humble of wardrobes appeared first on The Poke.

13:13

New GIZMON Utulens is a customizeable pancake lens "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Yes we all were waiting for this day to happen! Gizmon announced a new customizeable pancake lens for Micro Four Thirds, E Mount, XF Mount, EOS M Mount, Nikon 1 Mount.  

The post New GIZMON Utulens is a customizeable pancake lens appeared first on mirrorlessrumors.

13:09

All you need to stay on trend this Halloween "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Our favourite is cargo. Brilliant.

On a similar note

The post All you need to stay on trend this Halloween appeared first on The Poke.

13:05

All about blockchain, ICO and cryptocurrencies. Moscow to host Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

On November 15-16, Sokolniki ECC will host Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Moscow, the largest event in the CIS dedicated to blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Local and foreign experts will tell about the cryptocurrency market, organization of ICO, investing in tokens, as well as how to profitably integrate blockchain into your business. In its turn, the exhibition Continue reading All about blockchain, ICO and cryptocurrencies. Moscow to host Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference

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13:05

Australia Officially Ends Double Bitcoin Tax "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From July 2018, Australians will no longer have to pay GST on their cryptocurrency purchases, following the passing of new legislation today.

13:04

Has the HHS Capped Reports on VAERS? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By John Stone Earlier this year I happened to note in a letter (dated 26 May 2017) to British Medical Journal Rapid Responses that 599,972 reports had accumulated on US Vaccine Adverse Events System since it started back in 1990...

13:04

Limits on Surveying, Drilling & Fracking in Allegheny County, PA "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Proximity of drilling, fracking, seismic surveys of concern

Monroeville (Pennsylvania) puts limits on fracking

From an Article by Dillon Carr, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, October 13, 2017

Monroeville council has approved an ordinance that limits Marcellus shale drilling to heavy industrial zones.

The ordinance was spurred by residents concerns that seismic testing planned by a Monroeville oil and gas exploration company would lead to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the area.

Resident and founder of the anti-fracking Sustainable Monroeville advocacy group, Elisa Beck, called the vote a step in the right direction. Were all paying attention to make sure were protected to maintain fresh and clean water, she said.

Huntley and Huntley, the company having seismic testing done throughout the region, has said it has no plans for gas wells in Monroeville.

But resident David Mintz, who has expressed support for the zoning amendment, remains uneasy about the possibility of fracking in the municipality. Theres a lot of residents who live near the industrial area, he said during a recent council meeting.

Mintz also asked whether the municipality could ban fracking. We have to allow that activity take place somewhere, Solicitor Robert Wratcher said. The trick is in trying to minimize it we cant just have a blanket prohibition.

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Fracking Surveyor Hauls Obstinate Town to Court

From an Article by Lana Morelli, Courthouse News, October 13, 2017

PITTSBURGH (CN) Saying the small city of Monroeville, Pennsylvania, is hurting its business with strict regulations, fracking surveyor Geokinetics asked a federal judge to intervene.

Just east of Pittsburgh, Monroeville became the areas third community to regulate seismic testing with a unanimous vote last month by the city council.

In its October 11th complaint filed in the Western District of Pennsylvania, Geokinetics scoffs at the notion that lawmakers had a valid reason for their interference.

Upon information and belief, Monroevilles intransigen...

13:00

Recommended: Shawn Baltazor Lionsong "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

  Theres a sense of Shawn Baltazor wanting to go big on his debut recording.  Be it the strings arrangement on King of Kings or the electric guitar fury on Momentum or the acoustic guitar serenity on Nostalgia or the languid melodic sighs on Folklore, it all comes off like a determined effort to make []

13:00

2,000+ Architecture & Art Books You Can Read Free at the Internet Archive "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Somebody once called writing about music like dancing about architecture, and the description stuck. But what's writing about architecture like? Even if you already know especially if you already know know that the Internet Archive makes it easy to binge on some of the finest architecture writing around and find out, and completely for free at that. The site, as Archdaily's Becky Quintal reports, has implemented a lending feature that allows users to electronically 'borrow' books for 14 days. With over 2,000 borrowable books on architecture, patrons from across the globe can read works by Reyner Banham, Walter Gropius, Ada Louise Huxtable and Jonathan Glancey. There are also helpful guides, dictionaries and history books.

Quintal recommends a variety of titles from Glancey's The Story of Architecture and Banham's Theory and Design in the First Machine Age to Gropius' The New Architecture and the Bauhaus and Tom Wolfe's famous jeremiad From Bauhaus to Our Our House.




Other borrowable books in the collection can take you even farther around our built world: Boston Architecture, French Architecture, Japanese Architecture, Moorish Archit...

13:00

Samaritans in urgent appeal for less gritty psychological dramas "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Samaritans has made an urgent plea to television drama producers, begging them to stop commissioning and screening dark, gritty psychological dramas such as Dr Foster, Broadchurch and anything from Scandinavia.

A spokesman for the charity commented, in recent years we have been overrun with calls during transmission of these types of programmes, and when you add Piers Morgans shows into the mix, which alone compels ordinary people to seriously consider self-harming, its just becoming all too much for our phone counsellors to handle.

Derek Allen, a regular contributor to BBCs Points of View blog agrees. Its all just doom and gloom these days. What ever happened to nice family shows like The Good Old Days, Love Thy Neighbour and The Black and White Minstrel Show? They made us all feel happy. Now all we ever get is murder, miserable faces, scary music and people stumbling about in pitch darkness, conceding Ant and Dec are off their form this year.

Meanwhile in what appears to corroborate The Samaritans claim, responding to a freedom of information request, East Sussex Emergency Services confirmed that on sixty-three separate occasions in the last twelve months they were called to Beachy Head to talk down jumpers, and that was only during Eastenders episodes.

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13:00

Bitcoin Price Watch; Things Are On The Up "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In our bitcoin price analysis last night, we noted that the action we had seen during the session on Wednesday was conducive to some corrective momentum and that there was a strong chance that, very near term, we would see price turnaround and stage something of a recovery. We suggested that the most likely level Continue reading Bitcoin Price Watch; Things Are On The Up

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13:00

Kazakhstan Set to Launch National Cryptocurrency Backed by Fiat "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Kazakhstan Set to Launch National Cryptocurrency Backed by Fiat

Kazakhstans Astana International Financial Center (AIFC) and Exante have announced a partnership regarding the development of a national cryptocurrency. The Kazakhstan government intends to launch a state-issued cryptocurrency that is backed by fiat.

Also Read: Kazakhstan Seeks to Become Regional Hub for Cryptocurrency IndustryKazakhstan Set to Launch National Cryptocurrency Backed by Fiat

The AIFC has announced a partnership with Exante, in which the companys Stasis platform will be used as the foundation for Kazakhstans national cryptocurrency. Exante is a Malta-based investment company that that was founded in 2011.

The governor of the AIFC, Kairat Kelimbetov, has expressed the institutions belief that blockchain and cryptocurrencies are entering the mainstream of todays economic reality. Kelimbetov emphasized the AIFCs desire to become an international frontrunner in the development and adoption of distributed ledger technology. Astanas leading financial regulators have already commenced their work and are laying the foundation for Kazakhstans fin...

12:54

Donald Trump is the 3-year-old when his older sister tells on him "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The latest from the so-called president of the United States.

...

12:47

Ripple Price Falls by 9%, Struggles to Recover Despite Optimistic Developments "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Within the past 24 hours, since October 18, the Ripple price has fallen by around 9 percent, from $0.23 to $0.21. Since October 16, in a three-day period, the price of XRP dropped from $0.289 to $0.21, by over 27 percent. Factors For Price Decline, Indicators of Recovery The price of XRP has likely fallen Continue reading Ripple Price Falls by 9%, Struggles to Recover Despite Optimistic Developments

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12:43

Ep: 221: Adobes Lightroom Split Personality and more "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Episode 221 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.
Download MP3   Subscribe via iTunesGoogle Playemail or RSS!

Featured: Photographer and Emmy award-winning filmmaker, Mike Olbinski

In This Episode

If you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to...

12:42

If The Beatles Evolved Music Then Why Are There Still Monkees? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

If you ask any mainstream musicologist Im supposed to believe modern music was evolved from some kind of simpler pop music into the intelligent experimental music of today. I dont buy it. Let me ask you this, music evolutionists: If The Beatles evolved music, then why are there still Monkees?

The Monkees just wrapped up their latest tour early this year. The Beatles havent played a live show since 1969. What do you say to that, George Harrison? Nothing. Thats what I thought.

I believe all music was intelligently designed  by a team of producers and marketing experts based on extensive focus group testing and past market success. The same creators who made The Monkees also made The Beatles, Nirvana, and Katy Perry. There is no such thing as music evolution. I know that to be true down to my very soul.

But there are some who disagree and say bands like The Beatles used artistic creativity and advanced musical problem solving abilities to evolve music as a whole and pave the way for countless others to do the same. But if that were true then why are manufactured pop artists still forming every day?

If music evolution was real, current pop artists would be evolving into innovative genre-bending songwriters all the time. Beyonce would sound like Trent Reznor, Justin Bieber would be playing space rock, and Miley Cyrus would have evolved into Radiohead. Those are just the facts as far as I can tell. So until I see Thom Yorke letting fans finger him on stage, Im not buying this mainstream music evolution propaganda.

Checkmate, Bey-theists.

Related: All Opinions Are Welcome at This Inclusive Venue Except Those That Are Wrong

Any reasonable person would see music the same way I do: produced to be easily consumed by the masses by the creators. But Im not an unreasonable person. I say teach the controversy! Music classes should teach both music by intelligent design and music evolution. Let Lana Del Reys carefully packaged presentation speak for itself and others will see the light.

Maybe in the end it doesnt even matter how music was created. We should all just be happy that it exists in the first place. I just want all forms of m...

12:40

Aliens are actually immortal robots, and theyre billions of years old, scientist claims "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Sorry, UFO fans, aliens are probably not almond-eyed, elf-like creatures with an unfathomable obsession with sticking probes up peoples bums.
Source: http://metro.co.uk

12:39

Daily Bible Verse "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.

Psalm 45:6 (NIV)

12:23

Sync by WHOLE9 in Tokyo for The Mural City Project "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Formed in 2007, Osaka based artist unit WHOLE9 consists of two highly skilled painters.. HITCH in charge of representational painting focuses on painting realistic images of people animals and nature, while SIMO concentrates on abstract painting binding the two styles together creating a cohesive piece of work. W9 is heavily influenced by street art and urban underground culture, clearly visible in their work.

Finding the perfect balance between their two different painting styles, WHOLE9 are able to create large scale murals in an unbelievably quick time. the mural was finished in just under one week with less than optimum weather. To date this is the biggest wall MCP and WHOLE9 have worked with, but the art work speaks for itself a world class mural right in the heart of Koenji.

Officially named SYNC, this 20m tall mural in the heart of Koenji signifies so much of what BnA, Japanese artists and the Koenji locals are trying to do.

The eagle, with its wings spreading wide soaring into the sky, represents the city of Koenji and its inhabitants spreading their wings and sharing their amazing culture. The surrounding abstract images depict the diversity of the Koenji people and their acceptance of all the quirkiness and unusualness the outside world has to offer.

SYNC is a powerful portrayal of holding on to your sense of culture while sharing it with all those who are curious.

Started in October of 2016, the Mural City Project is a street art initiative run by the good people of BnA in hopes of promoting both up and coming Japanese artists and local creative neighborhoods by creating murals that transform and inspire the surrounding landscape. Koenji is the first neighborhood in the Mural City Project.

BnA (Bed&Art) Project, is an art x hospitality project in Japan. The project aims to support up and coming Japanese artists by giving them the room (literally) to execute their artistic vision without inhibition. Outside of running the Art Hotel Project BnA is heavily involved in creating opportunities for Japanese artists and global creative communities to connect organically and meaningfully through projects and spaces run by BnA.

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12:14

Tezos Team Spat Sends Futures Price Diving 75% as Investors Panic "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Tim Draper is nowhere to be heard, $400 mln Tezos funds still locked as team starts fighting

12:03

Billion Dollar Deals and How They Changed Your World "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A new BBC documentary, Health, investigates the deals struck between health professionals and pharmaceutical companies. The documentary includes an interview with Dr. James Davies, co-founder of the Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry.

Documentary 

12:02

Psychologists March Through NY to Call for Trumps Removal "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From The Hill: A group of more than 100 psychologists and mental health professionals marched through the streets of New York on Saturday calling for President Trump to be removed from office. The march was organized by Duty to Warn PAC, a group of psychologists who believe that Trump has a malignant narcissism.

Article

12:01

FULL ARTICLE Benjamin Fulford 10-16-17 Summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un Being Negotiated as Khazarian Mafia Attempts to Start War Fail "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Full weekly report from Ben. Theres a lot of fascinating news here, particularly about the possible unification of the Koreas, Fukushima no-radiation-detected story, and the global currency reset.

The Khazarian mafias rule by murder, blackmail, bribery, and propaganda is being systematically dismantled in ways that can no longer be denied.

In the case of Iran, U.S. President Donald Trump was threatened and blackmailed into renouncing the nuclear deal with Iran, but facing opposition from the military as well as top allies, all that Trump could do was to appease the Khazarians with bellicose rhetoric.

Saudi Arabias satanic rulers are about to lose their main protector, as Israeli police close in on satanic pseudo-Jewish Israeli leader Benyamin Netanyahu.

The attempts by the Khazarians to use North Korea to start World War 3 are also failing. Last week two senior Japanese politicians made a secret visit to North Korea to negotiate a summit meeting between Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un when Trump visits Asia in November This would probably pave the way for a peace deal as well as reunification of the Korean Peninsula.

According to senior Pentagon and Asian Secret S...

12:01

The Psychedelic Renaissance is Here. Will it Last This Time? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From Massive: Increasing evidence suggests that psychedelics may revolutionize mental health care. In order for this psychedelic renaissance to last, scientists and citizens will need to combat preconceived notions about psychedelic drugs formed as a result of the cultural war on drugs.

Although many of these studies are still in their early phases, the preliminary data overwhelmingly supports the use of psychedelics as targeted medicines, specifically in conjunction with psychotherapy. So why is there such intense skepticism about this group of drugs in particular? Why is it that cancer chemotherapies with significant mortality rates and harsh side-effects will readily move through the clinical trial phases and directly into use, but LSD, which has nearly zero recorded overdoses, rarely even achieves study approval?

The answer is likely buried under 50-plus years of drug prohibition and abstinence-only education in the United States and around the world, a culture that has shaped the negative stigma of all psychedelics. Instead of re-litigating this past, though, researchers in the field are posed at the precipice of progressing forward with revolutionary studies, and may conscientiously move our culture forward with them. But moving the culture will require awareness and action from scientists and citizens.

Article

12:00

LocalBitcoins in Venezuela Continues to set new Trading Volume Records "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In the world of peer-to-peer Bitcoin trading, LocalBitcoins is all of the rage. This platform is incredibly popular all over the world. Some regions are far more susceptible to higher trading volume compared to others, though. Venezuela has proven to be one of the hottest LocalBitcoins regions in this regard. Just last week, the country Continue reading LocalBitcoins in Venezuela Continues to set new Trading Volume Records

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12:00

Female Sound Guy Wouldnt Mind A Slightly Different Job Title "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

BALTIMORE - Audio technician Darla Buzek petitioned her co-workers and patrons at the Rams Head last week to stop calling her a female sound guy, venue management confirmed.

I outright dont understand her request, said venue owner Luke Dobbs. She said that being called a Sound Guy was demeaning, but theres literally no other way to refer to her position. I suggested Girl Sound Guy, which would still make sense, but she hated it.

Buzek, who believes the request is reasonable, was surprised by her employers hesitation.

All I asked for was business cards that say something other than Sound Guy, said Buzek, following the sound check for a pop-punk showcase Sunday night. Ill be honest, the conversation didnt go well. Luke looked like he saw a ghost and meekly said, but youre the sound guy. What do you do with that?

Dobbs reportedly later called a closed-door meeting with the venue manager, head bartender, lighting engineer, and maintenance crew to brainstorm possible titles for Buzek.

Luke kept reminding the guys that there are no bad ideas in a brainstorm session, but Sonic Aural Bitch Tech was pretty rough, recounted bartender Steven Millstein. I thought Mrs. Sound Guy had potential, though, so well see.

Women in the music industry admitted Buzeks problem is not uncommon.

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I deal with the same exact thing all the time, and no matter what I suggest, nothing sticks, said Lady Merch Guy Clarice Zonovich. Im always asked how many band members Im dating. The worst, though, is when dudes ask me to show them where I sleep in the van. Just buy a shirt and leave me alone; I only take cash.

Despite the issues, Buzek remains optimistic about her position.

I love this job. I love live music. Things could be a lot worse, said Buzek. I could be up front like Carla, checking IDs as a female doorman, or stuck in a shitty van somewhere selling treats as a female ice cream man.

Pick up a shirt from The Hard...

12:00

Valve Hires George R.R. Martin to Begin Writing Half-Life 3 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

SANTE FE, N.M. A Song of Fire and Ice writer George R.R. Martin was hired by Valve today to help write the story for Half-Life 3, in the hopes of speeding up its release, according to those close to the company.

Martin, already working on The Winds of Winter, five different Game of Thrones spin-off pilot pitches for HBO, an episode of Venture Bros season 7, and consulting on Terry Gilliams The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, has said he is eager to add Valves legendary game to his list of unfinished work.

As a writer, the only thing better than having millions read your work is having them all sit around wondering if they will ever get more, Martin said on his LiveJournal blog along with an emoji of an alien smiling. I am happy to welcome the Half-Life community to my legion of anxious fans.

Read More From Hard Drive, The Only Ethical Gaming Journalism Site on The Internet:

Of course its going to take a while; every little detail has to be right. We need to know how the food looks and tastes when Gordon and Alyx eat at various feasts throughout the game or it just wont work, added Martin.

Gabe Newell, founder of Val...

12:00

Ukraines New Bill Treats Bitcoin as Financial Asset and Encourages Mining "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Ukraines New Bill Treats Bitcoin as Financial Asset and Encourages Mining

Two bills to provide legal frameworks for cryptocurrencies including bitcoin have now been submitted to the Ukrainian parliament. The latest one proposes recognizing them as financial assets. It also defines cryptocurrency derivatives, as well as proposes simplifying taxation and reducing electricity tariffs for mining activities.

Also read: Putin Orders the Issue of Russias National Cryptocurrency the Cryptoruble

Two Bills Submitted to Parliament

Following the first bill on cryptocurrency which was submitted on October 6, the second bill has been submitted to the Ukrainian parliament. Entitled On the stimulation of the market of cryptocurrencies and their derivatives in Ukraine, Bill No. 7183-1 was submitted last week.

Ukraines New Bill Treats Bitcoin as Financial Asset and Encourages MiningIn the new bill, the head of the Parliamentary Com...

12:00

Hurricane Prep: Your Lines "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Whether it's dock lines, anchor snubber lines, mooring lines or even lines to tie your boat into the mangroves, lines are what will keep your boat in place . . . or not.

12:00

Blockchain of the Vanities? Sibos, Swell and Stellar Troll in Toronto "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

No one won the game of trolls, but competition between Swift, Ripple and Stellar is still fierce, even though it might be too early for fists.

11:45

Sandra Walter 10-18-17 Gateway Choice Point: Assisting the Collective Timelines "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This one ran across my computer screen at some point, and I felt it was a signal to post it here.

Our next acceleration and collective timeline choice-point arrives October 21-25. Gatekeepers opened yesterday for the influx (very strong on Mount Shasta last evening), and this morning the SUN began to get active, right on schedule. As mentioned in last weeks article, these incoming amplifications hit much higher levels during the 21-25 in both October and November.

Let us use this New Moon (Thursday, 12:11pmPT) and the Gateway (October 21-25) to assist in OVERIDING and OVERWRITING the programs used to stretch time dynamics to delay the inevitable fall of old systems and the full experience of Ascension for all concerned. This is part of completing our Ascension; learning to use our collective consciousness to create what we desire in the Now.

Right now, this week, this Gateway, take as many steps as possible (please, just one will assist) in moving forward with your creative expression, new service work, anything that you have been procrastinating. One small energetic shift from each of us pushes the envelope to break through any remaining blockages to the highest timelines and outcomes in the NOW.

With the bifurcation in progress, many of us are beginning to expe...

11:40

Is the tide turning in Northampton? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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In Defence of Youth Work presents:

Is the
tide
turning?

Reimagining the future possibilities for youth work

A series of discussions based on IDYWs paper on the
future of youth work in the light of the 2017 election
result.

  • Should local authority youth services be reopened, or are there different ways that state-supported youth work can be organised?
  • What principles should underpin the revival of open youth work?
  • How can these changes be made feasible in terms of funding, infrastructure and staffing?

Latest event in Northampton

Thursday 9th November, 6.30-8pm at Nene Whitewater Centre, Bedford Road, Northampton, NN4 7AA.

For more info/book a place, contact jodie.low@free2talkcic.org

The full discussion paper can be found here Is the tide turning?


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11:26

Future Bitcoin Price $25k is Conservative Estimate: Tommy Lee "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Tommy Lee is the latest high-profile figure to believe in Bitcoins ability to take power from gold markets.

11:21

Coverage: Matiere Noire an exhibition by Borondo in Marseille, France "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

On October 7th in Marseille, Gonzalo Borondo have presented Matire Noire, the Spanish artists biggest exhibition to date. The opening saw hundreds of visitors immersing themselves into a journey through the history of representation.

Using 20 shops spaces and the entire top floor of the March aux Puces as exhibition areas, Borondo has created a dynamic path involving Spanish and Italian artists BRBR FILMS, Carmen Main, Diego Lpez Bueno, Edoardo Tresoldi, Isaac Cordal, Robberto Atzori, Sbagliato and A.L. Crego, whose distinct artistic researches are all related to the relationship with space.

The artists unveiled an impressive body of works mostly realized with objects found on site during the totalizing art residency. The flea market has become a creator of interpretations that question our relationship with reality and uncover the metaphor of the invisible in our perception the dark matter through a vast number of techniques and mediums divided into 3 thematic acts: Projection, Perception and Interpretation.

Co-produced by Gonzalo Borondo and Edoardo Tresoldi, Matire Noire will be running until January 31th 2018 at Galerie Saint Laurent, March aux Puces in Marseille. Until October 23rd the artworks are available to purchase just directly on site.

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11:18

Fact: Your Chances of Surviving a Post-Collapse Urban Environment are Slim "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

ReadyNutrition Readers, Simply put, urban survival will be quite a bit different from survival in a remote wilderness area or even a sparsely-populated suburban area.  Lets game some options, remembering that these options are general.  These actions arent specific to the type of breakdown of society (external by an attack from a foreign nation, or internal from economic collapse, for examples).

So, we have our collapse.  Let us X out a nuclear war/nuclear terrorist attack, as we can deal with all the other scenarios in variables without radiation to contend with.  Lets identify the largest challenges faced for that high-rise apartment resident in Manhattan, or the family in the brownstone on the South side of Chicago.  First, lets game the scenario:

After The Day, the city was almost completely without power.  You and your wife and two children were not able to leave town.  All mass transit was halted or discontinued.  It has been three days, and your family has been listening to static on the radio for the most part, with campy pre-recorded disaster broadcasts that have not been helpful or informative.  One of your neighbors left this morning after saying goodbye: he and his family had a boat, and they were heading out of the harbor, hoping to use one of the major rivers to make an escape.

They didnt have room to take you or yours, but you wanted to stay put and not follow your neighbors idea: that there were plenty of boats whose owners were not going to use themprobably dead following the rioting and civil breakdown.  Youre beginning to think you should have listened to him.  Now you can hear angry voices outside, and you go to the window.  A mob has gathered at the top of your street!  Theyre armed with rifles, bats, axes, machetesand there are about 500 of them.  As you watch, theyre making a move toward the first house on the opposite side of the street.  Your house is less than half a block away.  There are no more cops, no more laws, no more order, and no help will be comingon The Day After Doomsday.

Sounds pretty bleak, huh?  Thats because it is un...

11:13

Gunnedah Council and the NSW Department of Health to consult Gunnedah shire community about water fluoridation "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The fluoride debate is back on the agenda with Gunnedah Shire Council once again considering whether or not to add fluoride to the shires water supply.

At its monthly meeting held at the Kelvin town hall on Wednesday night, council heard the NSW Department of Health had put forward a motion to consult with the community about water fluoridation.

Gunnedah is one of the last remaining areas in the state that doesnt have fluoride added in the towns water supply, with the controversial issue last rearing its head in 2014-15.

During the discussion at the council meeting, councillor Owen Hasler said surveying the entire community was pivotal before making a decision.

I would feel more comfortable with a survey of the whole community, Cr Hasler said.

Council voted in 2014 to seek funding from the health department to investigate the installation of fluoride in the water supply and the costs involved.

I think this is where we need to stand up and be counted, Cr Ann Luke said.

Councillor Gae Swain said it has been a very contentious matter over many years.

This is the communitys chance to make a decision one way or another, she said.

The motion was approved by council. Now the Department of Health will consult with the public and submit a report to council at its December meeting about the progress of public consultation.

A website made by the department will also be launched in early-November to give residents more information about fluoridation.

Links to the site will also be available on the Gunnedah Shire Council website along with a fact-sheet to all ratepayers in early-November.

In February, 2018, the department will report to council with recommendations based on public consultation.

The recommendations will assist council in making the final decision, to either not accept fluoridation or to seek approval from NSW Health to commence fluoridation.

*Original article online at http://www.northerndailyleader.com.au/story/4999824/should-fluoride-be-added-to-the-towns-water-supply-poll/

11:01

In Australia, faulty BoM temperature sensors contribute to hottest year ever "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

More hot days or purpose-designed temperature sensors at play? Guest essay by Dr. Jennifer Marohasy, republished from the Australian Spectator with permission from the author. I dont believe in conspiracies of silence except when it comes to Harvey Weinstein and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. For some time, weather enthusiasts have been noticing rapid

11:00

Bank of America Seeks Patent for Blockchain Processing System "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

New Bank of America patent filings hint it believes blockchain could one day assist its high-volume data processing objectives.

11:00

Baby on Board sticker parents receive World Humanitarian Award "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

other motorists slowed down and cooed while, obviously, watching the road aheadA Halifax couple who have displayed a Baby on Board sticker in their car for the past five years have been awarded a prestigious World Humanitarian Award for their remarkable contribution to improving the circumstances of mankind.

Pat and Roger Needham travelled to Buckingham Palace from their Yorkshire home to receive the award from the Queen in a ceremony that was simultaneously televised around the world to an estimated audience of over 300 million. The couple revealed to the Yorkshire Post that they had since purchased Child on Board and Grandmother on Board stickers.

Without the stickers we are sure that the whole family would have been creamed by now, said Pat Needham. When we go to the shops, take the kids to school or drive nan to her day centre, it is amazing how much respect and understanding we get from other motorists. On a couple of occasions we even had a police escort to ensure we got to the end of the cul-de-sac in one piece.

Pope Francis also sent the couple a special blessing from Rome. Every year in this difficult world, there are those who make remarkable contributions to improving the circumstances of mankind, His Holiness said. We are fortunate to have people like Pat and Roger who dedicate their time to fighting indifference, intolerance and injustice to make our world a safer place for our children. Vatican officials are now considering a special Pope on Board sticker for all papal vehicles.

The World Humanitarian Award consists of a golden-halo car mobile and a book of two-for-one vouchers to the value of 25 which can be exchanged for goods at any supermarket, excluding petrol. Last years winner, Emilio Gonzalez, inventor of the Jumbo Pencil which has reputedly saved millions of children from terrible ear and eye injuries, also passed on his congratulations to the couple in an illegible letter.

But the Award has drawn criticism from other quarters. A spokesman from Road Safety GB said it was unsure that Baby on Board stickers did anything to influence safer road-using behaviour with the road-using public. They can actually increase road rage, he warned. For example, trials of Princess on Board stickers in Parisian taxis did little to encourage road safety. It might be better to have Twat at the Wheel stickers in Audis, BMWs and Mercedes.

10:52

These extracts of Jim Davidsons book wont change your opinion and make you think hes nice or funny "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Just found Jim Davidsons book in a charity shop. What a great guy. A real shame that his career took such a significant nosedive. notes @Beakpie over on Twitter.




My expectations were low but this is much worse than I even imagined. notes @Spenderdownes.

Source: Twitter/@beakpie

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10:48

Chinese Version of Google Baidu Joins Hyperledger. Whos Next? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Baidu is not the only giant Chinese tech company using Blockchain. Alibaba is using it already

10:44

Climate 04-Sea Level Rise a project between art and science by Andreco in Venice "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The visual artist Andreco introduces in Venice Climate 04-Sea Level Rise, a project between art and science focused on the consequences of the climatic changes and the rising sea level.

Climate 04-Sea Level Rise is the fourth step of the Climate project, which is composed by a series of interventions that took place in different European cities; the project started in Paris in November 2015 during the Cop 21, the UN conference about Climatic Changes, and subsequently continued in Bologna and Bari.

Climate consists in the realization of various site specific interventions, including installations in the urban space, mural paintings and talks which aim to create a connection between science and art, a dialogue that translates into works inspired by the latest scientific researches on the causes and the effects of climatic changes.

Andrecos aim for this project is to underline the weaknesses of the territory where his interventions will take place. While in Bari the main theme was the accelerating desertification caused by the rising temperatures, in Venice the artists focus is the sea level rise.

The Climate 04-Sea Level Rise project chose Venice as a symbol, the city being of one of the most exposed to this kind of risk and potentially destined to be submerged, according to the majority of present forecasts.
This step takes inspiration from some international researches led by IPPC, Delta Committee, WGBU and from articles published by the professor Rahmstorf and the researchers of the CNR- ISMAR about the effects of the sea rising in Venice lagoon.

The project includes three different interventions, specifically conceived and developed for the city of Venice: a big wall painting, an installation and a talk which will analyse climate change under a scientific and artistic point of view.

The mural will be done along the shores of Canal Grande in Fondamenta Santa Lucia, and it will represent an artistic translation of the studies about sea level rise and extreme waves, according to the scientific evidence and estimates provided by research centres involved i...

10:42

'Is This All There Is? ~ Bill McKibben "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

We speak often, and sentimentally, of being 'enchanted' by the natural world. But what if it's the other way around? What if we are enchanted, literally, by the human world we live in? That seems entirely more likely - that the consumer world amounts to a kind of lulling spell, chanted tunefully and eternally by the TV, the billboard, the suburb. A spell that convinces us that the things we want most from the world are comfort, convenience, security. A spell that by now we sing to each other. A spell that, should it start to weaken, we try to strengthen with medication, with consumption, with noise. A slight frantic enchantment, one that has to get louder all the time to block out the troubling question constantly forming in the back of our minds: 'Is this all there is?

~ Bill McKibben


More at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_McKibben

Artwork from Mark Herald
http://www.birchamgallery.co.uk/catalogue/artist/Mark:Hearld/biography/

10:30

Russian Regulators Consider Establishing a Crypto-Detective Agency "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Russian Regulators Consider Establishing a Crypto-Detective Agency

At a recent State Duma Financial Market Committee meeting, an initiative to create a crypto-detective agency in Russia was proposed. This specialized agency will primarily collect all information on Russian companies planning to launch an initial coin offering (ICO) as well as create a registry of them.

Also read: Putin Orders the Issue of Russias National Cryptocurrency the Cryptoruble

Proposal for Crypto-Detective Agency

At the State Duma Financial Market Committee meeting of the expert council on the legislative support of financial technologies last week, the issue of cryptocurrency regulation in Russia was discussed. Representatives from the regulators and major domestic banks attended, reported Izvestia Russian Daily.

Russian Regulators Consider Establishing a Crypto-Detective AgencyThe Internet Development Institute (IRI) is an organization whose goal is to develop and operate the industry of modern technologies in Russia. IR...

10:23

Fahrrad Leihsystem Stadtrad bekommt eigene Lastenrder "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Das Hamburger Fahrradleihsystem Stadtrad soll in den kommenden Jahren noch mal massiv ausgebaut werden. Laut einem aktuellen Medienbericht, der sich auf die Antwort des Senats auf eine Kleine Anfrage beruft, sollen bis zum Jahr 2028 bis zu 145 weitere Stationen entstehen und das System auf die gesamte Stadt ausgedehnt werden. Dabei soll die Zahl der Fahrrder auf knapp das Doppelte aufgestockt werden, so dass 4.500 Rder im Umlauf sind. Bild: dkf2010 (CC BY-SA 2.0) Neben den normalen Fahrrdern soll es zuknftig auch eine neue Flotte von Lastenrdern im Leihangebot geben. Schon ab dem kommenden Frhjahr sollen 20 Cargo Bikes mit Elektromotor-Untersttzung an ausgewhlten Stationen zum Leihen bereit stehen. Wenn das Angebot gut angenommen wird, sollen weitere Rder folgen. Der Preis der Cargo Bikes soll sich dabei nicht von den normalen Rndern unterscheiden. Derzeit knnen die Stadtrder fr 30 Minuten kostenlos genutzt werden, danach wird im Minutentakt abgerechnet. In anderen Stdte, wie zum Beispiel Freiburg, gibt es bereits seit lngerem kostenlose Leihsysteme fr Lastenfahrrder. Auch in Hamburg wird seit ber einem Jahr bereits eine kleine Leihflotte von Cargo Bikes durch private Initiative betrieben. Vielen Dank an unsere Freunde von Ahoi Velo fr den Hinweis Titelbild: Andreas Quilling (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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10:22

Unicorn Home Birth "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I love this birth story of one of Kazs clients from before we started working so closely together. Make sure you check out the amazing photos. Thanks, Ash, for sharing your story with us!The night before hard labour began, I experienced waves of mild lower uterine cramping & back pain; manageable, but pronounced enough to wake me up from time Read more

10:20

Smart Business to Business Payments Could Explode Blockchain Adoption "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Increasing availability of business to business payment structures would massively increase Blockchain adoption.

10:18

And now finally Sony: Press announcement on October 25 at 10am "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In the past years Sony used to give us plenty of new cameras every year. But these times are over and also Sony has slowed down their mad product release cylce. This year we only got two cameras: The Sony

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10:05

Cedella Marley: Make a Difference "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Positive Vibrations by Cedella Marley, A Nice Time If you have the choice between something that is easy and something that is more challenging, choose the option that will make a difference. While it might be more difficult, making a positive impact on the world will benefit you more in the long run. Solving problems Continue reading Cedella Marley: Make a Difference

10:04

7 Amazing Herbs for Dream Recollection And Spirit Communication "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Stephanie Lucas, QuantumStones.com, Thanks to Body Mind Soul Spirit Herbs and plants are an integral part of the life that exists on our planet on every level. Plants are our food, our medicine, and are also catalysts to the expansion of our consciousness. Throughout our daily lives we are more likely to coast by Continue reading 7 Amazing Herbs for Dream Recollection And Spirit Communication

10:03

Journalist Leading Panama Papers Investigation Killed by Car Bomb Explosion "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

via Anti-Media (ANTIMEDIA) Malta  Following Mondays car bomb murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, the journalist leading the Panama Papers investigation into corruption within the government of Malta, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has offered a hefty reward to anyone with information about the killing. Outraged to hear that Maltese investigative journalist+blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia has been murdered this afternoon Continue reading Journalist Leading Panama Papers Investigation Killed by Car Bomb Explosion

10:02

The Great Transformation: A World Awakening "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

We are currently living in the most profoundly transformative time in the history of our Planet.

10:01

Practice This Zen Principle: Mushin "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Mushin isnt the name of a strange, psychedelic mushroom, but it might change your world just as profoundly as a good trip.

10:00

Blockchain Forks Are All the Rage, But Can They Ever Be Safe? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

More and more blockchains may be forking, but developers still don't think they've quite found the best way to execute the upgrade.

10:00

Maria Anna Mozart Was a Musical Prodigy Like Her Brother Wolfgang, So Why Did She Get Erased from History? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

When people ask why we have specifically black histories, or queer histories, or womens histories, it can be hard for many who do historical research to take the question seriously. But in fairness, such questions point to the very reason that alternative or revisionist histories exist. We cannot know what we are not told about historyat least not without doing the kind of digging professional scholars can do. Virginia Woolfs tragic, but fictional, history of Shakespeares sister notwithstanding, the claims made by cultural critics about marginalization and oppression arent based on speculation, but on case after case of individuals who were ignored by, or shut out of, the wider culture, and subsequently disappeared from historical memory.

One such extraordinary case involves the real sister of another towering European figure whose life we know much more about than Shakespeares. Before Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart began writing his first compositions, his older sister Maria Anna Mozart, nicknamed Nannerl, had already proven herself a prodigy.




The two toured Europe together as childrenshe was with her brother during his 18-month stay in London. There are contemporaneous reviews praising Nannerl, writes Sylvia Milo, and she was even billed first. A 1763 review, for example, sounds indistinguishable from those written about young Wolfgang.

Imagine an eleven-year-old girl, performing the most difficult sonatas and concertos of the greatest composers, on the harpsichord or fortepiano, with precision, with incredible lightness, with impeccable taste. It was a source of wonder to many.

18th century classical audiences first came to know Wolfgang as part of a brother-sister duo of wunderkinder. But the sister half has been airbrushed out of the picture. She...

10:00

better than regular soap "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Today on Toothpaste For Dinner: better than regular soap


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09:58

Wests Tigers want Clearys other kidney "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

WEIGHING UP HIS OPTIONS - CLEARY P0NDERS WHETHER HE NEEDS TO DIE TO PROVE HIS LOYALTY.

WEIGHING UP HIS OPTIONS CLEARY PONDERS WHETHER HE NEEDS TO DIE TO PROVE HIS LOYALTY.

In the wake of a series of high profile defections, the Tigers have requested Ivan Cleary donate his only remaining kidney to the club.

Still recovering from the operation which saw him donate his first kidney to brother Dilbert, Ivan Cleary is under pressure to bestow a much-needed organ to the club in order to prove his loyalty.

We love Ivan, we think hes a great guy, but the truth is we need him to prove to us he wants to be a Tiger for life, Tigers Chief Executive Officer Justin Pascoe said.

I dont view this as request as unreasonable, lots of businesses ask their staff to have some skin int he game, it just so happens in this case we literally want some of Ivans skin.

When reporters quizzed Pascoe on the likelihood of Clearys death if he were to give away both of his kidneys, the hardline rugby league executive remained resolute about his proposition.

Look, when Ivan becomes kidneyless and happens to die, well, we will know then that he was committed to the club and well be bloody proud of him, Pascoe said.

If Ivan decides to comply with the bizarre request and passes away, he will be survived by his son Nathan, who looks exactly like him.

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09:51

USD DEMAND PULL DASH AND MONERO PRICES LOWER "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

NEOUSD TECHNICAL ANALYSIS This is the second day-at least as I type this, where price action is swinging within 17.10.2017 Hi-Los of $34 and $27. We expected prices to trend higher following that bullish break out but then the 20 period moving average capped further NEO appreciation despite that bullish momentum as shown by stochastics. Continue reading USD DEMAND PULL DASH AND MONERO PRICES LOWER

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09:51

How to Buy IOTA A Basic Beginners Guide "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The post How to Buy IOTA A Basic Beginners Guide appeared first on 99 Bitcoins.

What Is Iota? The name Iota comes directly from the Internet of Things (IoT).  In the coming decade, it is expected that there will be an excess of 50 billion Internet enabled devices.  With that in mind, Iota offers a way to transfer micro-transactions between these devices.  The goal with Iota is to allow these [...]

09:48

Study estimates about 2.1 million people in United States use wells high in arsenic "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A new study by the US Geological Survey and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates about 2.1 million people in the United States. may be getting their drinking water from private domestic wells considered to have high concentrations of arsenic,...... Read more

If its going to kill us, OK, well die: Villagers stand firm as Cambodian dam begins to fill "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

On Sept. 25, amid a continuing crackdown on media, political opposition and civil society described by commentators as a slide into dictatorship, Prime Minister Hun Sen officially launched Cambodias biggest hydropower project. At the ceremony the gates were closed on the $800 million Lower Sesan 2 dam, a joint venture between Chinas Hydrolancang International Energy, Cambodias Royal Group and Vietnamese state power company EVN. The project has been described by scientists as potentially the single most destructive tributary dam in the Mekong River system where 200 medium- to large-scale dams are already built, planned or under construction. Cambodias strongman spoke for an hour at the opening about the countrys need for electricity and development and its achievement in securing its own energy supply. He defiantly dismissed concerns about the dams impacts on the river system, fish and food security, and criticized NGOs who have campaigned against it. Situated just below the confluence of two of the Mekongs biggest tributaries, the 56.5-meter-high (185 feet), 400-megawatt capacity dam will block fish migrations between Cambodias giant Tonle Sap lake and the 3S (Sesan, Srepok, Sekong) river systems, experts say. According to one oft-cited assessment, the dam will singlehandedly lead to a 9.3 percent loss of fish throughout the entire Lower Mekong River Basin. It will also flood an area of 36,000 hectares, displacing an estimated 5,000 people in 854 households. Geographer Ian Baird, who was commissioned in 2008 by a coalition of Cambodian NGOs to research the impacts of the planned dam, concluded

09:42

Brazilian Central Bank President Says Bitcoin is Pyramid Scheme "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Goldfajn argued that the people who are investing in digital currencies are just interested in the same kind of returns like those being chased by investors in pyramid fraud.

09:41

Caption of the day goes to these two brick buildings near Ironbridge "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Superb caption if youve got your own make sure you suggest them in the Twitter / Facebook comments.

Source: Twitter/@FrogCroakley

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09:38

I just got my free Hacktoberfest shirt. Heres a quick way you can get yours. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The design for 2017s Hacktoberfest shirt

Every October, Digital Ocean and GitHub ship out free Hacktoberfest shirts to thousands of people around the world.

They mailed me one last year. It still looks great after being laundered every week. And Ive already qualified to get this years shirt, too.

In this quick article, Ill show you how you can get a Hacktoberfest shirteven if you have never coded before.

The bottom line is this: if you can open 4 pull requests by October 31and Ill walk you through how to do thisyou can get your own Hacktoberfest shirt shipped to your door for free.

Step #1: Register for Hacktoberfest

You need a GitHub account. If you dont have one yet, you can create one for free in just a few minutes.

Then go to the Hacktoberfest registration page and follow the instructions. It only takes a moment.

Step #2: Learn how to make a pull request

Pull requests are a way of contributing your code changes to an open source project. They use a tool called Git, which runs on a social coding platform called GitHub.

GitHub is the center of the open source universe, and is home to projects like Linux to jQuery.

It can take months for developers to get good enough to contribute to some of these projects. But the freeCodeCamp community has created an open source project that even absolute beginners can contribute to: the freeCodeCamp Guide.

A screenshot of the main page of the freeCodeCamp Guide

The freeCodeCamp Guide is full of easy-to-understand explanations of basic technology tools and concepts.

You can contribute to the freeCodeCamp Guide right in your browser on GitHub. You dont need to install anything on your computer. You dont even need to know a programming language. You just need to choose a topic youre interested in, research it, and write about it.

Currently there are thousands of topics and sub-topics. Most of these are Wikipedia-style stubs with nothing more than a name. You can do some research and help flesh-out these stubs.

Heres a short gif showing how you can do this:

A Gif showing how to make an open source contribution to an article, right in your browser.

The steps are:

  1. Fir...

09:35

Bushaltestellen, die zum Entscheiden auffordern und Nachdenken anregen "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Wer auf den Bus wartet hat in der Regel ein paar Minuten Zeit, Zeit die zum Nachdenken und kurzen Reflektieren genutzt werden kann. Das haben sich vielleicht auch die Macher der kleinen Street Art Interventionsreihe gedacht, die aktuell in der Hamburger Innenstadt zu finden ist. Mit Kreide haben unbekannte die Wartebereiche verschiedener Bushaltestellen in zwei Felder eingeteilt, die die Wartenden dazu auffordern, sich fr eines der beiden Felder zu entscheiden. Bewusst oder unbewusst ist zwischen den beiden Feldern noch etwas Platz fr Menschen die sich nicht entscheiden knnen oder wollen. Schne Idee, die beim Warten auf den Bus zum Nachdenken anregt. Alle Bilder: Street Art School / Olaf Olaf von der Street Art School hat zwei der Felder gespottet uns uns Bilder geschickt. Die Nummern an den Bodenzeichnungen lassen vermuten, dass es noch mehr, vermutlich mit weiteren Themen, davon gibt.

Der Beitrag Bushaltestellen, die zum Entscheiden auffordern und Nachdenken anregen erschien zuerst auf URBANSHIT.

09:31

Deih & Xelon collaborate in Torrepacheco, Spain "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Our friend Deih recently collaborated with Xelon from the XLF crew on a large scale mural somewhere on the streets of Torrepacheco, a small village close to Murcia in Spain.

Entitled Playing The Game, the piece features and blends together each artists distinctive style and imagery. This street artwork was created for the ART-ATE festival which was organized by House Tly  and Hermanos De Tinta.

Take a look at more images after the break and then make sure to check out our latest limited edition print release with Deih.

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09:30

KYC Bill to Regulate Bitcoin Exchanges Green Lighted by Australian Senate Committee "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

KYC Bill to Regulate Bitcoin Exchanges Green Lighted by Australian Senate Committee

A bill to regulate Australias digital currency exchanges has gained support from the Senate committee tasked to review it. The committee recommended for the bill to be passed. However, public comments from the industrys participants suggest that some provisions in the bill are unclear and could reduce competition in the payment industry.

Also read: Australia Introduces Bill That Regulates Bitcoin Exchanges

Crypto Exchange Bill Receives Support

The Australian Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee published a document last week recommending the the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Amendment Bill 2017 be passed.

KYC Bill to Regulate Bitcoin Exchanges Green Lighted by Australian Senate CommitteeThis bill was first introduced in August by the Senate and was referred to the Legal and...

09:28

David Talbott - Alien Sky - a remember'd age of gods and wonders "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


I know, I know, Saturn can't be our old (plasma sheathing, eternal daylight, brown dwarf) star the ancient writings, engravings and beliefs mentioned. It has too many 'stay away' messages from those who would rule our minds via Hollywood and Religion, and Science.

"Stay away from Saturn," I'm paraphrasing Arthur C Clarke here of course, but it fits.

Satan lives there, with his various demons and other dark underlings who will rip your delicate soul to shreds for energy.... or does he? Is the whole Satanism Cultism just an invented cover story to 'keep our mind from considering' these ancient myths about the realm of the sky gods i.e. planets in close (electrical) proximity, when our star might have been 'some other burnished entity' dominant in our sky that our present yellow sun and planetary arrangements really don't compare with?


09:00

Renewables will give more people access to electricity than coal, says IEA "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Around the world, more than a billion people still lack access to electricity.

This number is shrinking, down by one third since 2000, despite rising population levels, according to an International Energy Agency (IEA) special report on energy access, published today.

The report says that while coal has supplied nearly half of the progress from 2000 to date, its role is set to decline dramatically. This is because renewables are becoming cheaper and because the hardest-to-reach people are in remote, rural areas where off-grid solutions offer the lowest cost.

The report shows the number of people without access to electricity will shrink by another third by 2030, with 60% of these gains supplied by renewables. Furthermore, if the world commits to providing universal access by 2030, then renewables would bridge 90% of the remaining gap, the IEA says.

Recent progress

There have been spectacular gains in providing access to electricity this century, cutting the number without it from 1.7 billion in 2000 to 1.1 billion in 2016, the IEA says. Most of this progress has been in Asia, as the charts below show (blue, yellow and green lines and columns).

Population without electricity access, by region, 2000-2016. Source: IEA special report on energy access.

India has led the way, with 500 million gaining access to electricity. Sub-Saharan Africa now has the majority of people still without access, at 600 million, an increase over the past 15 years due to rising populations. Recently, this number peaked and started to fall (red line and columns).

Fuelling gains

The rate of progress has been accelerating, the IEA says, rising from 62 million people gaining electricity access each year during 2000-2012 to 103 million during 2012-2015.

Coal has been the main source of this new supply, generating 45% of the electricity used by people gaining access for the first time between 2000 and 2016 (purple pictograms in the chart, below).

There has also been a growing role for renewable sources of electrici...

08:59

Local Dog Stops Thunderstorm With Bark "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact A popular Betoota Ponds golden retriever has reportedly stopped a local thunderstorm this afternoon by barking at it. With each boom and crash of the passing tempest, Brett, the 11-year-old canine in question responded with an equally as loud bark. A short time later, the clouds began to disperse []

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08:55

Slotland Online Gaming Site Now Offers Bitcoin Deposits and Withdrawals "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Slotland Online Gaming Site Now Offers Bitcoin Deposits and Withdrawals

Popular online gaming site, Slotland, just announced they are offering deposits and withdrawals in bitcoin for gaming purposes. The company processes bitcoin deposits immediately, withdrawals by the next business day. Furthermore, it is the sites 19th birthday and they added a new game along with other bonus features. 

Also read: Bitmex Exchange and Samourai Wallet Details Plans on How to Handle Upcoming Forks

Slotland Online Gaming Site Now Offers Bitcoin Deposits and Withdrawals

Slotland manager, Michael Hilary, elaborated: Bitcoins are perfect for online transactions. We can process Bitcoin transactions really quickly players have their withdrawals by the very next business day. For many players, Bitcoins are the easiest, safest and quickest way to get their winnings!

How Bitcoin Deposits Work, Games Available

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08:47

Anxiety And Stress Triggers For Each Zodiac Sign And How To Deal With It "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"



Aries are a dynamic people until their energy runs out. When ill or feeling down, stress can build up.

Remember, you're not a superhero. No one expects you to save the world. Take time to relax.

Your brash nature and natural strength can weigh you down at times.

You embrace stress and negativity too firmly at times, trying to 'power through it'.

Stop and rest every so often, even if you know you have more 'fight' in you.

There is no need to run yourself ragged if you don't need to.

Taurus wants to be seen as fully competent, so they take their time to do it right the first time.

An ultimate source of stress is failure, so remember that failure happens to all of us. It helps us grow.

Your hard work and genuine intentions make you take failure harder than you need to friend.

To avoid and deal with stress a Taurus needs to stop micromanaging, and trying to please everyone around you.

You are a good person and as long as you act with respect, that's the limit of what you can do.

Respect your limits and understand your capacity for growth.

Gemini doesn't suffer the fool, there's no doubt about that.

Gemini feels stressed out when people are being, well, kind of stupid.

But it's vital to remember that you need to breathe and try not to get mad. That anger compounds your stress.

Your natural complexity works against you. Forward momentum is your must sure fire defense against internal unproductivity.

A very social sign, use it to your advantage. Vent to your friends, go on an adventure and try not to feed the monsters in your head.

Don't fight them either, just accept them and let go.

Not feeling secure is what stresses out Cancers so much.

When you're defeated, you tend to engage in angry outbursts. Don't swallow your feelings, let it come.

But be constructive too. Breathe deeply and know you're secure in yourself.

Uncontrolled stress will stir up the pot of emotions you already have present.

The pressure will build and build until your shell cracks. Develop your self esteem, and acknowledge your sensitivity.

They don't have to be weaknesses, they can be nurtured into strengths.

Not being in control is the stressful trigger for the Leo.

Losing things or things not working really grind your gears. Just remember, sometimes you have to let go and let things happen the way they do.......

08:44

Man Who Used To Bash Poofters For Fun Says Leftie Bullies Turned Him Off Voting Yes "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT A 55-year-old who spent a big part of the eighties looking for gay men to bash at local parks says he was almost considering lending his vote to marriage equality, until these people tried to make him feel a certain way. Bradley, a prominent football manager at his medium-sized coastal hometown, says his []

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08:39

This Viz letter highlights an amusing inaccuracy in Lord Sugars catchphrase "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Proving pedantry is the BEST comedy comes this readers letter to Viz highlighting the monumental inaccuracy in The Apprentice catchphrase youre fired!

The Poke reached out to Lord Sugar for a comment and he said:

Source: Twitter/@vizcomic

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08:34

HydroMiner Token Sale Started, Raised More Than Presale in 30 Minutes "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

HydroMiner, the Austrian eco-friendly mining company, started its token-sale just today (18th of October) and has raised more than 1874 Ether (~$562.200) in the first few hours. It even broke its pre-sale record of a 36 min sell out in less time. What is HydroMiner? HydroMiner is a mining operation founded by Nadine and Nicole Continue reading HydroMiner Token Sale Started, Raised More Than Presale in 30 Minutes

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08:30

Updated UK GBS guideline "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has published an update to their guidance on preventing early onset group B strep (GBS) disease. The guidance calls for all pregnant women to be provided with appropriate information about GBS to support decision making and to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of the infection in babies. (More on that in my next blog post).

There is also a change to the recommendation where women are in preterm labour. Previously, antibiotics were not recommended for GBS prevention alone for this group of women (although some women in preterm labour ended up with antibiotics for other reasons). The guideline formerly explained that, although the chance of early-onset GBS disease is higher in babies who are born early than in babies who are born at term, there were good reasons not to routinely recommend antibiotics in these women. Those reasons included that

  1. around half of all women who present at hospital in what is thought to be in preterm labour will not actually give birth to their babies preterm;
  2. giving antibiotics to all women in preterm labour would mean a large number of women and babies would be exposed to antibiotics and as the risk of EOGBS infection in this group of infants is still low, prompt management of early-onset sepsis, if it occurs, is preferable to IAP for large numbers of women. (2012: 5)
  3. women presenting in uncomplicated spontaneous preterm labour with intact membranes are the same group of women as those recruited to the ORACLE trial, where there was evidence of harm in terms of adverse neurodevelopmental outcome including cerebral palsy in their infants at 7 years of age in the absence of any demonstrable benefit in the short term (2012: 4).

08:17

How to fake a suit for a photo "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Ever needed to look like youre wearing a suit for a photo but dont have one? Help is at hand with this ingenious tip.

When you dont have a suit but need one. from funny

Its a pant suit!, says smw89.

Source: Reddit

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08:02

How to get hired as a junior web developer (its hard but you can do it!) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

It seems impossible to get a job as a web developer. Each job posting you see says that you need to know React, Vue, Angular, Node, Gulp, Webpack, Sass and plethora of other skills you may have heard about, but dont understand at all.

Is it possible to get hired without knowing all of them? Can you learn on the job? Will you get rejected for not having enough experience? And how much experience do you really need? Two years? Five years? Or more?

Can you even get a job without spending three years coding things yourself? Why is it so hard to get a job as a web developer?

In this article, Ill share my thoughts about getting into web development. Ill also talk about how I found my first job as a developer.

First, its not about getting a job

This may sound contradictory, but its not about getting any job. Before you look for your job, you need to know what you want to do, and where you want to work.

Do you want to be a developer for a creative agency, where you make beautiful websites that are designed by the most creative people youve ever met?

Do you want to be a developer for a startup, where you build cool stuff (like apps) and hopefully create something that makes the world a better place?

Do you want to work in a large company, where youd gain the stability and salary a large company can offer, while still doing something meaningful?

Or do you want to freelance and help people make websites while you travel from place to place?

You must first know where you want to go before you can get there. If you want to get just any job, youll end up trying to learn everything and getting nowhere.

So, first, begin with the end in mind. Ask yourselfwhat do you want as your first job? When you do so, bear in mind that you can change jobs later. Start at a creative agency, then freelance or create a startup later if you want. Your answer is important, because itll inform your path as a developer going forward.

Learn the necessary skills

Once youve decided where you want to go, you need to learn the necessary skills to get there.

If you want to be a developer for an agency, you need to have a keen eye for design. You need to be able to convert Photoshop documents, AI, or Sketch files into websites. You may also need some JavaScript skills to provide animations and interactions that fall in line with the design.

If you want to be a developer for a startup, you need to have some business sense. You need to know which features are import...

08:00

Heres Bitcoin.coms Updated Stance on Specific Bitcoin Chain Symbols and Monikers "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin.com's Stance on Specific Bitcoin Chain Symbols and Monikers

A lot has changed in the cryptocurrency space, and things are entirely different than they were when bitcoin was launched by its anonymous creator back in 2009. One of these changes has affected the entire ecosystem, as the bitcoin scaling debate has caused significant strife between bitcoin proponents.

Also read: Bitcoin Cash is Bitcoin

This summer on August 1 the bitcoin cash fork took place, but fundamental differences between bitcoiners remain, and there is still a fierce debate concerning the upcoming hard fork(s). At Bitcoin.com we have decided to clarify our position on the naming of each chain associated with the original protocol design created by Satoshi Nakamoto based on technical associations.

At present, there are two blockchains that have derived from the original bitcoin protocol design released to the world in January of 2009. On August 1 the bitcoin cash blockchain split away from the network, due to a long and ongoing debate concerning the technologys key principles. Since the bitcoin cash network started, the foundations of each chain have shown underlying di...

07:42

DASH/USD and LTC/USD Technical Analysis October 19th, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

DASH/USD DASH fell significantly during the day on Wednesday, reaching down towards the $282.50 level. We did bounce slightly towards the end of the day but we are already starting to continue the downward pressure. Because of this, DASH looks likely to continue the downward move, perhaps reaching to the $280 level next, where we Continue reading DASH/USD and LTC/USD Technical Analysis October 19th, 2017

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07:36

ETH/USD and ETH/BTC Technical Analysis October 19th, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

ETH/USD Ethereum fell again on Wednesday, as we continued to drift lower. We are below the $300 level, and I think that is somewhat significant, but I believe its only a matter of time before the buyers come back. The $300 level of course is a large, round, psychologically significant number, so its possible that Continue reading ETH/USD and ETH/BTC Technical Analysis October 19th, 2017

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07:27

BTC/USD and BTC/JPY Technical Analysis October 19th, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

BTC/USD Bitcoin fell slightly during the day on Wednesday, reaching below the $5300 level. There is plenty of noise around this area, so its likely that if we can rally from here, that support will have shown itself to be important. Otherwise, if we break down below the $5200 level, the market should then go Continue reading BTC/USD and BTC/JPY Technical Analysis October 19th, 2017

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07:26

WINNING: EPA to reform its science advisory boards "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

EPA Move To Increase Scientific Advisory Board Transparency Applauded BY MICHAEL SANDOVAL    Western Wire Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Tuesday he planned to curtail the practice of distributing research grants to scientists appointed to the agencys scientific advisory boards to improve their independence and transparency and objectivity. If we have individuals who

07:24

Watch Out Local Hiking Trails! Mans New Patagonia T-Shirt Arrived In The Mail Today And Hes Not Afraid To Use It "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact Unable to go hiking until now, one local accountant almost completely devoid of a personality received his new Patagonia tee shirt today in the mail which means he now has everything he needs to tackle the great outdoors. I dont know which local trail I want to hike []

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07:00

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis Can ETH/USD Bounce Back? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Key Highlights ETH price declined below the $295 support against the US Dollar before finding support. Yesterdays highlighted connecting bearish trend line with resistance at $301 was broken on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via SimpleFX). The price might struggle to gain momentum and likely to correct lower towards $300 once again. Ethereum Continue reading Ethereum Price Technical Analysis Can ETH/USD Bounce Back?

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07:00

The Universal Ascension Process - Our Journey to Oneness "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Humanity is in the midst of a great ascension event and in fact, a massive trans-dimensional shift is underway across all of creation.

This shift is being experienced on Earth as heightened levels of consciousness, expanded perceptual abilities, and quickened manifestation. And this shift is but one small aspect of the overall Ascension process that the entire Universe is undergoing on a constant basis.

The universal ascension process is the fundamental evolutionary dynamic operating within the multidimensional structure of universal consciousness, and along with the laws and mechanics of reality creation these represent the three absolute foundational elements of reality and existence.

The universal ascension process has been discussed throughout the ages and often misunderstood or over-simplified.


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07:00

Study: 12 Percent of Depression Could Be Prevented With 1 Hour of Exercise a Week "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Dr. Mercola

Exercise has long been viewed as an antidote to depression, but for those in the throes of a depressive episode or even a blue mood, it can be hard to summon up the motivation to get moving. Recent research suggests, however, that even a minimal amount of exercise may be enough to combat depression in some people as minimal as one hour a week. The study was large, involving nearly 34,000 adults who were healthy, with no symptoms of common mental disorders, at the start of the study.

The participants were followed for 11 years, during which time it was revealed that people who engaged in regular leisure-time exercise for one hour a week were less likely to become depressed. On the flipside, those who didnt exercise were 44 percent more likely to become depressed compared to those who did so for at least one to two hours a week.1

The majority of this protective effect occurred at low levels of exercise and was observed regardless of intensity, the researchers said, adding that, assuming the relationship is causal, 12 percent of future cases of depression could have been prevented if all participants had engaged in at least one hour of physical activity each week.2

Study author Samuel Harvey, associate professor of workplace mental health at the Black Dog Institute and the University of New South Wales, told Time, There is good evidence that physical activity can help people recover from depression Our study takes this a bit further and shows that exercise may also have a role in preventing people developing depression in the first place."3

In this case, part of the protective effect of exercise was attributed to its social and physical health benefits, though there are many routes by which exercise is good for your mental health and brain.

Staying Active Is Good for Your Mood

In my 2008 interview with Dr. James Gordon, a world-renowned expert in using mind-body medicine to heal depression, he stated that physical exercise is at least as good as antidepressants for helping people who are depressed, in part because it increases serotonin in your brain and in part because it increases brain cells in your hippocampus, which are sometimes reduced...

Do the Healing Benefits of Comfrey Oil Outweigh Its Toxic Effects? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Comfrey, while considered an important herbal medicine, is controversial due to certain toxic components in it, which led to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to restrict the use of oral comfrey in dietary supplements.1

The dilemma is how to weigh the virtues of comfrey oil while considering the safety concerns that surround it. It has exhibited the potential to treat skin concerns and pain when used topically. Learn about comfrey oil, its practical applications and potential contribution to skin healing and maintenance, as well as the FDA's concerns about it.

What Is Comfrey Oil?

Comfrey oil is extracted from comfrey (Symphytum officinale), a perennial herb of the Boraginaceae family with a black, turnip-like root and large, hairy broad leaves bearings small, bell-shaped flowers. The plant is native to Europe and grows in damp, grassy places such as ditches and riverbanks. It is typically found in Ireland and Britain on ditches and riverbanks, but it also grows in profusion in North America and western Asia.

The plant has found widespread use in folk and herbal medicine for its properties as a healing agent. Its oil, for instance, is ideal as a base for salves and has been used in folk medicine to treat wounds and skin infections.

Uses of Comfrey Oil

Many of the beneficial properties of comfrey are attributed to its high content of allantoin, a substance that, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center, helps promote new skin cell growth, along with other substances that may work in reducing inflammation and maintaining healthy skin.2 Comfrey ointments have been used to help heal bruises and pulled muscles and ligaments.

Previously, comfrey was used in its tea form to aid in treating stomach problems, as well as ulcers, heavy menstrual periods, diarrhea, bloody urine, persistent cough and even cancer and chest pain.3 But experts have raised the alarm on consuming it, as it contains toxic substances called pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs), which damage the liver and can lead to fatality. According to the FDA, there is even evidence that PAs may be carcinogenic in sensitive body tissues when used orally.

The FDA reported this in 2001, when it sent letters to supplement manufacturers warning them not to put this herb in dietary supplements. Today, in the United States, comfrey is sold only in creams and ointments;...

7 Ways to Minimize Jet Lag "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Dr. Mercola

Jet lag, also known as flight fatigue, time zone change syndrome or desynchronosis, occurs when travel across time zones disrupts your internal body clock, resulting in mental, emotional and physical symptoms such as:1,2

  • Daytime sleepiness and lethargy followed by nighttime insomnia
  • Anxiety, irritability, confusion and poor concentration
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Headache, nausea, indigestion, dehydration and/or general malaise
  • Decline in physical and athletic performance3,4

There are a number of helpful tricks and "bio hacks" that can help minimize the effects of jet lag when traveling between time zones, or help you overcome the effects faster. This includes pretending you're in your destination time zone while still at home, stimulating your heart meridian at certain times, antioxidant support and use of supplemental melatonin. Interestingly, fasting may be an overlooked but potent antidote as well. I'll review a couple of different dietary techniques below.

How Air Travel Affects Your Body and Mind

Aside from jet lag, air travel can have a number of other health effects as well, including the following (see list below).5 Air travel is even associated with a number of psychological effects, courtesy of low oxygen levels (hypoxia), including increased anxiety, stress and other negative emotions that can make you grouchy and unfriendly.

On the other hand, a heightened emotional response can also present itself as tears of joy and relief when watching inflight entertainment. As reported by BBC News: ...

06:47

Open-Minded Drunk Chicks Encourage Shy Taxi Driver To Put His Bollywood Tunes Back On "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT A local taxi driver has today been asked to not be embarrassed about his taste in music, as a backseat of drunk Aussie girls encourage him to turn it up. The driver, who was listening a very loud Bollywood dance song just as the girls climbed into his ride, was quick to change []

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06:30

In5D Alternative News for October 19, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Welcome to In5D News, your source for Alternative News related to POSITIVE change in our society. Alternative news is the REAL news that is not being reported on the main stream media (MSM). It also reveals the propaganda that IS being reported by the MSM. If youve noticed, the main stream media promotes violence, fear, []

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06:25

NASA, And The Criminal Denial Of Climate Engineering "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

GeoengineeringWatch.org 223seDane Wigington GeoengineeringWatch.org NASA is nothing more than a tool for the military industrial complex to carry out their nefarious agendas and to cover up their tracks. No matter how blatant and glaring the ongoing geoengineering atmospheric aerosol spraying is over our heads each and every day, so long as there is an official agency like NASA

06:17

Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 10/19/2017 New Upside Targets? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin price looks ready to resume its climb to the top of the new ascending channel or Fibonacci extension levels.

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06:09

10 Crazy Ads That Would Never Make It Today "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

crazy ads cellophane

By Heather CallaghanEditor

Theres too much crazy news in the world but if youre not crying, why not laugh? And by that I dont mean laugh at ourselves, but laugh at the ridiculous antics of old timey ad execs. They were Mad Men indeed.

We are excluding sexist ads (sexist against both women and men) and those with freaky looking children since both of those could be their own top 10 list.

Without further ado, here are 10 crazy ads that wouldnt make the cutting room floor in todays world.

 

  1. Dupont Cellophane

Leave it to DuPont to think enclosing babies in airtight bags equals PR gold. They were so sure...

06:08

Volcanic eruptions linked to social unrest in Ancient Egypt "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Around 245 BCE Ptolemy III, ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom in Egypt, made a decision that still puzzles many historians: After pursuing a successful military campaign against the kingdom's nemesis, the Seleucid Empire, centered mainly in present-day Syria and...... Read more

Atmospheric rivers eye Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, heavy rain expected "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A frontal system will begin to approach the Pacific Northwest by Wednesday evening, October 18, 2017, with precipitation increasing throughout the day and into tonight. The same system will equally affect Canada's British Columbia. Heavy rain will continue...... Read more

06:03

Update: AIMs Dennis Banks Doing Well after Open Heart Surgery "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

AIM co-founder Dennis Banks

Published October 19, 2017

LEECH LAKE INDIAN RESERVATION Dennis Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement, successfully underwent open heart surgery at an undisclosed medical facility on Wednesday. After falling ill last month, the 80-year-old, was advised recently he needed to have open heart surgery.

His family issued this statement late Wednesday on his condition:

Dad is out of surgery! He did great! Thank you all for your prayers. They are working!

The next 24 hours are crucial to him having a strong recovery, so please keep the prayers coming.

Humbly Yours,

Tashina and Minoh Banks

 

 

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06:02

National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Joins Assembly of First Nations (AFN) in Calling for the Development of a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Indigenous Chapter "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

AFN Grand Chief Perry Bellegard at National Congress of American Indians 74th Annual Convention & Marketplace. Native News Online photo by Levi Rickert

Published October 19, 2017

MILWAUKEE  On Tuesday, October 18, 2017, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) membership overwhelmingly moved to support Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegardes request that NCAI join AFN in working to establish an Indigenous Chapter in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

National Chief Bellegarde was addressing NCAI at the NCAI 74th Annual Convention & Marketplace in Milwaukee, Wiscosin.

I thank the National Congress of American Indians for passing a unanimous motion supporting in principle an Indigenous Peoples Chapter in a renegotiated NAFTA and supporting our work to protect Indigenous rights, said Bellegarde. This is a strong show of solidarity by the First Peoples of Turtle Island and a strong message to the nation-states involved in the negotiations. Our inherent rights, Treaty rights and international rights in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples must be respected in the negotiations and in any final agreement.

AFN National Chief Bellegarde spoke passionately to the crowd of tribal leaders during the NCAI Second General Assembly about working across the borders that were created by others and separated our peoples.

It is an honor to work with our brothers and sisters in Canada to ensure Indigenous voices are a part of the NAFTA negotiations, said NCAI President Brian Cladoosby. NCAI member tribes see our collaborative work for inclusion of an Indigenous Peoples Chapter in NAFTA as a necessity to protect the rights of American Indian Tribes, Canadian First Nations, and the Indigenous peoples of Mexico.

NCAI members will vote to approve a resolution entitled Supporting the Inclusion of an Indigenous Chapter in any Renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (MKE-17-053) on Friday, October 20, 2017 dur...

06:01

Cherokee Nation Chief Baker appoints Randy Campbell to Cherokee Nation Election Commission "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Cherokee Nation citizen Randy Campbell is administered the oath of office by Cherokee Nation Supreme Court Chief Justice John Garrett as Principal Chief Bill John Baker holds the Bible.

Published October 19, 2017

TAHLEQUAH   Cherokee Nation citizen Randy Campbell was sworn into office as the newest member of the Cherokee Nation Election Commission Monday.

Campbell, of Tulsa, was appointed by Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker to a four-year term that will conclude Oct. 1, 2021.

Im pleased to appoint Randy Campbell to the Cherokee Nation Election Commission, Baker said. Randy has tremendous experience in organizational management, which will be beneficial to the Election Commission.

Campbell retired in 2007 after spending 35 years with the Teamsters Local Union 253 in Tulsa, where he served as president and business manager. He also served on the executive board of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organization.

Its an honor that my Chief and the rest of the board would ask me to be involved and take this position on, Campbell said. I hope I can fulfill their expectations and plan to do a great job.

The Cherokee Nation Election Commission is a five-member board. Two positions are appointed by the Principal Chief, and two positions are appointed by the Tribal Council. The four commissioners appointed by the Principal Chief and Tribal Council then select a fifth member.

In addition to Campbell, current board members of the Cherokee Nation Election Commission include Chairperson Shawna...

06:00

The Relationship Between Light & Dark And Positive & Negative Polarity "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Todd, Guest writer, In5D.com In our current language system, the terms light and dark, and Positive and Negative polarity are being used interchangeably. The following is an overview of the construct we find ourselves within: Darkness is the absence of light. It does not contain a polarity aspect. It is the absence of light []

The post The Relationship Between Light & Dark And Positive & Negative Polarity appeared first on In5D Esoteric, Metaphysical, and Spiritual Database.

06:00

Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone Demonstrates Dangers of Industrial Agriculture and Factory Farming "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

If one is truly concerned about climate change, and wondering where to begin to reverse the damage being done to our planet, a great place to make changes would be the modern industrial farming and agriculture model.

In addition to the harm being done by the overuse of pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides, overuse of nitrogen fertilizes and runoff from animal feeding lots is causing a unique ecological disaster.

In the Gulf Mexico, scientists have recently announced they have measured the largest oceanic dead zones ever recorded, just off the coast of Louisiana and Mississippi at the mouth of the Mississippi River.

This seasonal dead zone is an area of water where oxygen levels are too low to support life, due to an extreme water pollution.


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06:00

Wake Up And Envision The New Earth! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Merry C. Battles, Guest writer, In5D.com Billions of planets, infinite number of stars and solar systems and here we are all alone on Mother Earth. The evidence of life else ware is abundant. Artists usually draw what they see and also use their imagination. Cave dwellers have etched figures of space men, Rocket ships, []

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06:00

A Look Inside The Secret Swiss Bunker Where The Ultra Rich Hide Their Bitcoins "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Somewhere in the mountains near Switzerlands Lake Lucerne lies a hidden underground vault containing a vast fortune. Its no ordinary vault, according to Quartz. Built inside a decommissioned Swiss military bunker dug into a granite mountain, its precise location is a closely guarded secret, and access is limited by myriad security precautions.

05:50

Mother-In-Law Sneaks A Baby Snuggle Before New Mama "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Mother-In-Law Sneaks Into Hospital To Hold Baby Before New Mama

Mothers-in-law theyre like marmite. You either love yours, or you dont. You might have the worlds loveliest mother-in-law somebody who makes you feel like part of her family and loves you like her own. Or you might have a mother-in-law with whom things are, lets say, a little less idyllic. Chances are your worst mother-in-law story cant top this tale. This week, one mother-in-law left the Internet bewildered after news of her behaviour went viral. This story is horrifying in so many ways, so prepare yourself for some involuntary gasps and furious head-shaking as you read about the actions of one brand new grandma in the UK. A new mama took to the Internet to share the shocking story, and to gain some perspective as to whether she was right for feeling so upset. Writing on a Mumsnet thread (now deleted) the new mama explained how her mother-in-law massively overstepped the mark when her new granddaughter was born. The post explained the birth hadnt gone to plan, and the new mama was still in theatre when her baby was taken to a different room in the hospital. Her partner, who was understandably freaked out by how the birth had panned out, called his mum. And, although she offered her son some much-needed support, she also ended up holding the new baby before the mama had the chance to. According to the now-deleted post: [My mother-in-law] is a doctor and works in the same trust as I was delivering in, although she doesnt work in the womens hospital. Anyway, she was able to obtain access to the recovery area with her works access card, and just let herself in without permission. I wasnt asked if it was okay if she could be there, and because I was being stitched up in theatre still, she held my daughter before I even got to. The first cuddle is a big deal. Most of us spend the nine long months of pregnancy trying to imagine what that first cuddle will be like. What will it feel like finally to gaze down into our new babys eyes? Immediate skin-to-skin contact is now standard practice at a lot of hospitals, meaning the new mama is one of the first people in the...

05:38

United Kingdom Awaits "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Trump Depression Hotline starts tomorrow. Thirteen member of The Stop Shopping Choir will crisscross the UK in a bus, performing and doing actions -- this is an old tradition for us, we first went to the UK with the Choir in 2005 and we try to go back every couple of years. We learn so much amongst the activists of the UK, going back to Reclaim the Streets and the Anti-Road Movement, Ange Taggert and the vacuum Cleaner and our ultimate spiritual guides the Space Hijackers, the No 3rd Runway renegades  and the wonderful artists of Liberate Tate--among so many others including our collaborators on this trip BP or Not BP  

 

Rev at the Tate Modern by Sophie Mullins

05:37

Rosneft, KRG sign contract to begin work on 5 oil blocks "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Rosneft, KRG sign contract to begin work on 5 oil blocks: [rudaw.net] ERBIL, Kurdistan Region In the latest development of their deal, Russian oil giant Rosneft and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) have signed a contract to begin work on oil production blocks in the Region.

The parties agreed to implement the geological exploration program and to start pilot production as early as in 2018, Rosneft announced in a statement on Wednesday.

The company hopes to see full field development by 2021 of the five blocks that contain an estimated 670 million barrels of oil reserves. Rosneft will hold an 80 percent share.

Details of the locations of the five blocks were not provided.

The KRG has not immediately issued a statement on the new contract.

05:30

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis BCH/USD Back To Square One "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Key Points Bitcoin cash price declined sharply from $390 and traded towards $300 against the US Dollar. A major bullish trend line with support at $310 prevented declines on the hourly chart of BCH/USD (data feed from Kraken). The price is now back in the bearish zone below the $350 resistance level. Bitcoin cash price Continue reading Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis BCH/USD Back To Square One

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05:15

Skin Hunger What Is It And Why Do We Experience It? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Skin Hunger - What Is It And Why Do We Experience It?

Practise skin to skin! We hear it often in those first days and weeks with our newborn. We also hear about the golden hour after birth, when we snuggle, uninterrupted, with our freshly born baby. And really, is there anything better than snuggling a fresh babe? But as our baby grows and becomes more independent, those snuggles might be shorter and further apart.

Skin Hunger - What Is It And Why Do We Experience It?

When our children are small, we often take our closeness with them for granted, but the older they get, the less physical affection they receive. As a result, many people experience skin hunger, and research suggests it has more of an impact on us than we realise.

What Is Skin Hunger?

Whether or not we are familiar with the term, most of us have experienced skin hunger. We might have known it at one particular point in our lives, or perhaps its something we feel often. Skin hunger is the deep desire for physical contact with another person. It might be the longing for a hug, or the need for connection that cant be met with words, texts or even video chat. Touch is a human beings first form of communication. Our skin is our largest organ. Its no surprise touch is so vital to our wellbeing. Our culture, however, with its emphasis on independence, and oversexualisation (some wonder if its even okay to cuddle their children) seems to work against touch. When we add our overwhelming family schedules, modern living can lead to many people, including children, experiencing skin hunger.

Why Is Touch So Important?

For newborns and infants, touch is vital to their development. It isnt just calming, it is key to helping their brains grow. Touch also helps with sensory integration, regulating stress hormones, and helping babies to form an appropriate attachment which affects the rest of their lives....

05:00

18 Hard Truths Your Soul Needs You To Remember "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Souls arent tangible but they form the core of our beings. They are the spiritual reality that constitutes us and if we try, we can always perceive them.

Below you will find a list of hard to accept truths that your soul wants you to pay close attention to. If all you need is a reminder this article is for you. Never forget your true self!

18 hard truths your soul needs you to remember:

1. No one is completely alone on their path


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04:46

10+ Soldiers Were Photographed Before, During, And After War. The Results Will Disturb You. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"



Before:

"My city friends think I am brave but I don't see it like that at all. It looks so bad on the news but it's alright really."

"I was scared just before leaving the U.K. I didn't know what to expect. I haven't been scared here but I know there will be times when I will be."

After:

"A day after that IED it came over the radio that the Afghan soldier was in intensive care but stable. That was the best feeling ever."

"A few months later I treated a little boy with burns to his whole body. He was dead tiny, a lovely looking lad."

"We made him stable - stable enough to get to Bastian. But two days later his body went into shock and he died."

"They had to return the body for us to hand back to the family. Carrying him dead having carried him alive two days previous...it was a weird feeling."

Before:

"I am going to miss my family. I have been to Iraq before but not Afghanistan."

"I don't know what to expect but am looking forward to getting out there now."

After:

"In the morning when I wake up and in the evening before bed. but out there I was just praying all the time, thinking of my family at home."

"Sometimes I'd pray during a patrol itself. I was scared."

Especially when in contact, you don't know what will happen. I was expecting the worst."

"Right now I feel a little bit angry, sometimes my temperature rises very quickly especially if I stay too long inside."

Before:

"I am going to say good bye to my family early as I have goodbyes. I am going to miss them. I'm not scared though. I can't wait!

I joined the army when I was 15 it is all I wanted to do and I can't wait to get there."

After:

"People think you can just sail through life but it is not as easy as that. You could get hit by a bus and that would be that."

"You never know what is going to happen - especially out there."

"You could go out on patrol and that could be you, finished. I reckon we should leave them to do their own thing."

"We have lost too many. You see guys coming back missing 3 limbs."

"They are not going to be able to get a job on city street are they?"

"So I don't really see the point. It's not as if we are going to gain anything in Afghanistan, are we?"

"It's their own pr...

04:33

4 Strange Cancer Remedies That Have Really Worked "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Liivi Hess; The Alternative Daily

Western medicine would have us believe that the only solution to cancer is chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, hormone therapy or any combination of the above.

Practitioners recognize that these therapies are harsh at best, and present their own heady collection of nasty side effects that sometimes equal or even surpass those brought on by the cancer itself. People lose their hair, suffer extreme debilitating headaches, develop temporary or even permanent memory loss, and run the risk of exposing their vital organs to irreparable damage.

The side effects of those therapies, however, are seen as a necessary part of cancer treatment. Kind of like a no pain, no gain sort of scenario, pushed to the absolute extreme.


Myself, Im a firm believer in exploring natural, more holistic options before resorting to the drastic measures presented by conventional medicine. Why would I risk making the situation worse with chemo when I could potentially treat the cancer with a far friendlier alternative?

Youve probably heard about some of those friendly alternatives. Anthocyanins from certain berries, vitamin C from citrus fruits, vitamin E from olive oil, healthy saturated fats from avocados. These are all considered superfoods in their own right, and those who want to keep cancer well off their radar usually make a point of including them in their daily eats.
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04:30

SPREADING: Plague Cases In Madagascar Have More Than Doubled In 7 Days "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The number of plague cases has more than doubled to a total of 805 in Madagascar in the past week, according to Madagascars Office of National Risk and Emergency Management. At least 74 people have died of the curable disease so far this year. There were 320 suspected and confirmed cases as of last Tuesday. While plague is endemic in the island country of Madagascar, which typically sees 400 or so cases in the September-to-April outbreak season, this recent outbreak has several differences.

First, the infections began earlier in the season, with the first case in August. And, crucially, more than 70 percent of infections have been pneumonic, meaning they are airborne and spread person to person via saliva droplets when an infected person coughs, making them far more infectious and easily spread than the more typical bubonic cases, which are spread by fleas on rats. READ MORE

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IM THE WORLD NUMBER 1 INSIDER! (LIKE ONE DIVERSIFICATION OF MY TOP RANK MILITARY ACTIVITY) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

www.thefourthway-ofeconomy-thinktank.webnode.com.ar/ ;

http://military-strategy-and-tech.webnode.com.ar/news/final-judgement-of-the-new-world-order-devil-pedophile-trash-by-me-like-judge-attorney-and-verdum-of-god/

(R) Senator Bob Dole says: Lt. General ***** (RE) Al "Wolf" Rovati Earth Planet Military Commander, will win The Economy Novel Prize (with DEA Mention) and by be a nice Diplomat, also will win The Peace Novel Prize (Certainly a Peace Novel Butcher Prize lol).

Bob, Napoleon Bonaparte says: "The Humor Sense can be a Great Councelor", after all "The World are of The Daring Ones with a Good Education" (Asking NYSE lol) www.facebook.com/alejandro.rovati Sally Housband!!!

04:20

Biological Hazard (Health Alert) Cyclosporiasis Outbreak: U.S. Nationwide "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

CDC still stumped on source of Cyclospora; victims top 1,000 With more than 1,000 victims confirmed since May 1, the so-called seasonal outbreak of cyclospora in the United States has slowed down, but officials say more people are expected to get sick and they have not identified the source of the parasite. Investigators at the []

04:20

Libel suits could soon be rolled out for sharing Fake News "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Political content on the internet, paid or not, should face substantial federal regulation to eliminate undefined disinformation, and users of platforms and news feeds, from Facebook, to Twitter, to the Drudge Report and even New York Times, could be punished for sharing fake news from those sites, the former Democratic chair of the FEC is urging. In a broad proposal that adds threatening libel suits to

regulatory plans already pushed by Democrats on the Federal Election Commission, ex-chair Ann Ravel believes that there is support for expanded regulation in the wake of reports foreign governments spent $100,000 on 2016 political ads on Facebook. She would include fake news, not just paid ads, to be regulated, though its never defined other than the Democrats description of disinformation. And anybody who shares or retweets it could face a libel suit. READ MORE

04:15

North Korea warns unimaginable strike if US continues military drills with South Korea "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

North Korea has upped its war talk once again, warning the United States it faces an unimaginable military strike. The Kim Jong-un regime was reacting to the continued drills being carried out by the US and South Korea in the region. Next week the allies will carry out Courageous Channel in which Americans in the area will practice being evacuated in the event of a crisis.

Although it is carried out twice a year, it has heightened fears of military conflict. North Koreas state news agency said in a statement: The US is running amok by introducing under our nose the targets we have set as primary ones. The US should expect that it would face unimaginable strike at an unimaginable time. READ MORE

04:03

Biological Hazard Cholera Outbreak/Fatal Rotavirus Diarrheal Epidemic (Update) 2017/10/17: Africa "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

CHOLERA, DIARRHEA AND DYSENTERY UPDATE (120): AFRICA ************** Published Date: 2017-10-18 13:00:33 Subject: PRO/EDR> Cholera, diarrhea & dysentery update (120): Africa Archive Number: 20171018.5388369 In this update: Africa [1] Cholera Sudan [2] Cholera Zambia (Lusaka) [3] Cholera Angola (Zaire) ****** [1] Cholera Sudan Date: Tue 17 Oct 2017 Source: AllAfrica, Radio []

04:00

Markets Update: Bitcoins Pre-Fork Price Rollercoaster Begins "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin markets tumbled during the early hours of October 18 dropping roughly 6-7 percent to a low of $5,101 per token. Bullish optimism seemed to be stepping off to the sideline today as the decentralized currency struggled to capture the $5,640 zone again.

Also read: Preparing for the Bitcoin Hard Forks: A Step-by-Step Walkthrough

Bitcoin Markets See Some Short-Term Sell-Off

Bitcoin markets had a bit of sell-off today, as the currency has dropped from yesterdays high of $5,640 to a low of $5,101 per BTC. At press time the value has rebounded as the price per bitcoin is hovering slightly above the $5,600 range, with around $2.3B in 24-hour global trade volume. At the moment, buyers seem to be waiting for better positions as the sell-off might not last, and the uptrend may pick up again in the short term. Surpassing the $6K range is still the talk of the town among traders, and even though two forks are approaching, these traders are still optimistic. Today, bitcoin markets might stick around its current territory and consolidate between the $5,580-$5,650 zone; unless further support breaks down when Japanese markets open.   

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04:00

Journalist Behind Leak that Exposed Clintons Criminal Campaign Donors, Blown Up in Her Car "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Maltese Investigative Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was described as a One-Woman WikiLeaks after she led the Panama Papers investigation, was killed on Monday afternoon in a car bomb near her home.

Galizias career was devoted to exposing establishment corruption, and her most recent work revealed that Maltas prime minister, Joseph Muscat, and two of his closest aides, had connections to offshore companies that linked them to the sale of Maltese passports, and showed that they had received payments from the government of Azerbaijan, according to a report from the Guardian.

During a press conference on the attack, Muscat acknowledged Galizias work, and said, Everyone knows Ms. Caruana Galizia was a harsh critic of mine, both politically and personally, but nobody can justify this barbaric act in any way.

However, Galizias son is not convinced, and he referred to Muscat as a clown who was taking advantage of the situation by making statements to parliament about a journalist he spent over a decade demonizing and harassing, just hours after her death.


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04:00

Ginsenoside Rb1 prevents homocysteine-induced dysfunction of endothelial progenitor cells. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

n/a PMID:  Sci Rep. 2017 Oct 12 ;7(1):13061. Epub 2017 Oct 12. PMID: 29026158 Abstract Title:  Ginsenoside Rb1 prevents homocysteine-induced EPC dysfunction via VEGF/p38MAPK and SDF-1/CXCR4 activation. Abstract:  Hyperhomocystinemia (HHcy) is known as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Our previous study showed that ginsenoside Rb1, the major active constituent of ginseng, prevents homocysteine (Hcy)-induced endothelial damage. However, the role of ginsenoside Rb1 in Hcy-induced dysfunction in endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) remains unknown. In the study, we found that ginsenoside Rb1 reversed the Hcy-induced impairment of adhesive and migratory ability in EPCs which were significantly abolished by CXCR4 antagonist AMD3100 and VEGFR2 inhibitor SU5416. Ginsenoside Rb1 significantly reversed Hcy-induced SDF-1 reduction in the supernatant and in the serum. Ginsenoside Rb1 reversed downregulation of SDF-1 and VEGFR2 protein expression, inhibition of p38MAPK phosphorylation induced by Hcy. Re-endothelialization in balloon-injured carotid arteries significantly increased with EPCs transplant, and was even better with Rb1 treatment. This effect was significantly abolished by AMD3100. AMD3100 also decreased the number of CM-DiI labeled EPCs in injured arteries. Here we show for the first time that Rb1 prevents Hcy-induced EPC dysfunction via VEGF/p38MAPK and SDF-1/CXCR4 activation. These findings demonstrate a novel mechanism of the action of Rb1 that may have value in prevention of HHcy associated cardiovascular disease.

03:56

PR: Spectiv Major Virtual Reality ICO Receives over $1 Million in Presale "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Spectiv Virtual Reality

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release.

Spectiv VR

Virtual reality streaming platform Spectiv has just closed its private early supporter presale, where Signal Tokens were sold for a total of 3,548 ETH, 32 BTC, and $58,000 USD. Spectiv is a dedicated VR media platform where users can stream their VR video experiences to the world, and where others can enjoy those experiences from the comfort of their homes. It is a niche streaming platform similar to Twitch, but with a focus on VR content. Learn more about it here: www.spectivvr.com.

Signal Tokens

Signal Tokens will be used on Spectivs platform to directly connect
advertisers with attention influencers. This is achieved through Spectivs Ad Campaign Smart Contracts which advertisers can use to directly reward viewers, publishers, and curators for driving attention to their ads. Every ad view and click that occurs on the ad is communicated to the Ad Campaign Smart Contract which then autonomously rewards Signal Tokens.

The Signal Token Protocol is not limited to the Spectiv platform; it is open-source. The protocol is designed for any media platform to adopt and implement. Spectiv brings integral value to this protocol by acting as the pioneer and first use case, providing a foundational layer for other media platforms to benefit from and build upon. This pragmatic approach to token creation could bridge the gap between blockchain theory and real-world utility.

Successful Presale

The Spectiv presale was executed in partnership with Sutton Stone exclusively for early supporters of the project. Presale participants were required to pass qualification screenings in compliance with OFAC and other KYC checks. All presale participants engaged in a personalized...

03:49

Ginsenoside Rg3 inhibits the senescence of prostate stromal cells. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Oncotarget. 2017 Sep 12 ;8(39):64779-64792. Epub 2017 May 4. PMID: 29029391 Abstract Title:  Ginsenoside Rg3 inhibits the senescence of prostate stromal cells through down-regulation of interleukin 8 expression. Abstract:  Senescent stromal cells support the development of prostate cancer and are considered potential therapeutic targets. This research evaluated the regulatory effects of ginsenoside Rg3 on the senescence of prostatic stromal cells pre-incubated in medium supplemented with 0.5% fetal bovine serum. The results revealed that ginsenoside Rg3 decreased the number of stromal cells positively stained with a senescent cell marker (senescence-associated-galactosidase). Ginsenoside Rg3 also increased the viability of stromal cells and promoted cell cycle transition from G0/G1 to S phase, as well as inhibited the carcinoma-associated fibroblast-like phenotype in prostate stromal cells, through the up-regulation of smooth muscle cell markers SM22 and smooth muscle myosin heavy chain. Conditioned medium collected from stromal cells treated with ginsenoside Rg3 exhibited an attenuated effect on the promotion of prostate cancer cell migration compared with conditioned medium from stromal cells without Rg3 treatment. Down-regulation of interleukin 8 (IL-8) in a dose- and time-dependent manner was observed in ginsenoside Rg3-treated stromal cells, and over-expression or addition of IL-8 reversed the anti-senescence role of Rg3 in prostate stromal cells. Furthermore, ginsenoside Rg3 down-regulated IL-8 expression by decreasing the reactive oxygen species level in prostatic stromal cells and reducing the transcriptional activity of IL-8 promoter by damping the transcription factors C/EBP and p65 binding to IL-8 promoter. Our research revealed that ginsenoside Rg3 was able to inhibit prostate stromal cell senescence by down-regulatingIL-8 expression. The results suggest a potential value for ginsenoside Rg3 in prostate cancer treatment through the targeting of pro-carcinogenic senescent stromal cells.

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03:48

US Regulators Debate Whether Bitcoin is Commodity or Security "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In the US, both the SEC and CFTC continue to assert jurisdiction over various aspects of the Bitcoin trade, though market action shrugs off attempts to regulate.

03:47

STUDY FINDS A SUBSTANTIAL VERY STRONG LINK BETWEEN GMOS & MULTIPLE DISEASES "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Its no secret that we are living in a time where chronic disease continues to rise at an exponential rate, especially within the past couple of decades. New evidence continues to mount suggesting that Genetically Modified Organisms (more specifically GM food) might have played, and do play a key role in those statistics.

A study published in the Journal of Organic Systems last September examined US government databases, researchers searched for GE (Genetically Engineered) crop data, glyphosate application data, and disease epidemiological data while performing a correlation analysis on a total of 22 different diseases.

Researchers reached an alarming conclusion:

These data show very strong and highly significant correlations between the increasing use of glyphosate, GE crop growth and the increase in a multitude of diseases. Many of the graphs show sudden increases in the rates of diseases in the mid-1990s that coincide with the commercial production of GE crops. The probabilities in the graphs and tables show that it is highly unlikely that the correlations are a coincidence. The strength of the correlations shows that there is a very strong probability that they are linked somehow.  (1)

If youre thinking correl...

03:46

United Nations News Centre - Libya: Smugglers holding refugees and migrants in deplorable conditions, say UN agencies "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

United Nations News Centre - Libya: Smugglers holding refugees and migrants in deplorable conditions, say UN agencies: 17 October 2017 After weeks of conflict in western Libya, United Nations agencies have been working around the clock to meet the urgent needs of the more than 14,000 refugees and migrants who had been held captive in numerous locations in the coastal city of Sabratha approximately 80 kilometres west of Tripoli.

The refugees and migrants were taken to a hangar in the Dahman area in Sabratha that has been serving as an assembly point since the onset of the crisis, Andrej Mahecic, Spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) told reporters Tuesday at the regular press briefing in Geneva.

From the hangar in Sabratha a main departure point for migrant boats attempting to journey across the Mediterranean to Europe they are being transferred to official detention centres for humanitarian assistance by Libyan authorities, who estimate that an additional 6,000 migrants and refugees remain captive by smugglers. If confirmed, it would bring the total number of those held to 20,500 including those in official detention centres.

03:43

Frustrating! Women STILL Dont Understand What Mansplaining Means "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Exasperated men around the country have been at pains to point out that many women simply dont understand what mansplaining is, despite widespread media coverage of the word.

Let me explain it to you slowly and simply so you can understand, Sydney man Mitch Lambert said today. Mansplaining, in its most basic form, is to explain something to someone typically a man to a woman in a manner regarded as condescending or patronising. Im not sure why thats so hard to understand.

He said it was frustrating to have to explain the meaning of the word over and over again. But look, Ill happily do it. Well just keep going until we find a way that women can understand.

03:43

Haunted House in Maine Shut Down After Bodies Inside Discovered To Be REAL "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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WATERVILLE, Maine  

A haunted house in a small Maine town was shut down by police this past weekend after it was discovered that the proprietors were using real dead bodies as part of their displays.

Maureen and Carl Taylor have been running the haunted house for over 10 years, but this year guests say something just wasnt right.

I went through, and it smelled weird, which I thought was just those fog machines or something; they smell pretty bad sometimes, said patron Mary Clarke. But the further you went in, the worse it got, and then there were no fog machines. I walked right past what I thought was a prop body, but when I looked really closely, there were maggots coming out of the eye sockets. I nearly screamed!

The Taylors say that they have no idea how the dead bodies got inside, as they have been using the same store-bought props for the last decade. Police are questioning the Taylors, as well as other locals who visited the house. They say there were no reported break-ins at the morgue, and the local cemetery does not have any freshly dug-up sites.

Its a real mystery, but these bodies just appeared out of nowhere, said Police Chief Christopher Davis. Its really just disturbing. Last I checked, dead guys do not get up and walk away by themselves.

Police say that the Taylors are not suspects in any sort of cadaver tampering, but that they will be charged with criminal neglect, among other charges, for letting unknowing people that close to processed dead bodies.

03:42

Ginsenoside Rg3 attenuates cisplatin resistance in lung cancer. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Biomed Pharmacother. 2017 Oct 11 ;96:378-383. Epub 2017 Oct 11. PMID: 29031195 Abstract Title:  Ginsenoside Rg3 attenuates cisplatin resistance in lung cancer by downregulating PD-L1 and resuming immune. Abstract:  Programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) as one the most important immune checkpoint was verified to involve in chemotherapy resistance in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Ginsenoside Rg3 is isolated from Chinese herb-Panax ginseng which is recognized to boost immune and has anti-cancer activity against a majority of carcinomas including NSCLC. In this study, we aim to identify whether Rg3 could attenuate the PD-L1 expression induced by resistance to cisplatin and draw out the underlying mechanisms of PD-L1 in this process. Human lung cancer cell lines A549 and A549/DDP (cisplatin-resistance) were used. Cell viability was detected by MTT assay, the PD-L1, Akt and NF-B p65 protein expression were detected using Western blot analysis, the T cells cytotoxity to tumor cells was detected by crystal violet staining living residual tumor cells after coculture of tumor cells and T cells. The results showed that Rg3 could inhibit the growth and alleviate the resistantto cisplatin of A549/DDP cells. PD-L1 was overexpression in A549/DDP cells than A549 cells. Rg3 could decrease the PD-L1 expression induced by chemoresistance and resume the T cells cytotoxity to cancer cells. NF-B p65 and Akt were involved in the PD-L1 overexpression and restrained by Rg3. Therefore, Rg3 could be regarded as a new agent targeting PD-L1 in chemotherapy refractory NSCLC.

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03:33

Biological Hazard Fatal Vibrio cholerae Outbreak/Epidemic (Update) 2017/10/18: Yemen "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Yemen cholera outbreak closes in on 850,000 cases Since the cholera outbreak began in October 2010, months after the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake, 800,665 cases have been reported, including 9,480 deaths. This was the most recent data I reported on concerning the Haiti situation back in May. Since Apr. 27, 2017 through Oct. 17, 2017, Yemen []

03:25

Global Mind Energy Report: Impact of Mass Meditations HIGH & CME Effects | October 18th, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


by Justin Deschamps

The following report details the current state of geomagnetic activity and resulting effects on human consciousness, which can be used to guide one's activities in meditation, mass meditation, personal energy work, and self-mastery practices.
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03:25

Ginsenoside Rg3 could enhance the efficacy of erlotinib to inhibit the proliferation of pancreatic cancer cells. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Biomed Pharmacother. 2017 Oct 13 ;96:619-625. Epub 2017 Oct 13. PMID: 29035827 Abstract Title:  Ginsenoside Rg3 enhances the anti-proliferative activity of erlotinib in pancreatic cancer cell lines by downregulation of EGFR/PI3K/Akt signaling pathway. Abstract:  Erlotinib has shown activity in the management of pancreatic cancer. However, the benefit of EGFR blockade is limited due to EGFR independent PI3K/Akt signaling pathway. Studies have reported that Ginsenoside Rg3 strongly inhibited PI3K-Akt signaling pathway of many carcinomas. We aimed to investigate the activity of Ginsenoside Rg3 to sensitize erlotinib in treating pancreatic cancer in vitro and in vivo. Human pancreatic cancer cell lines BxPC-3 and AsPC-1 were used. Cell proliferation and colony formation assay, Annexin V/PI apoptosis analysis, Western blot analysis, immunohistochemistry and in vivo study were carried out. Ginsenoside Rg3 enhanced the anti-proliferative effects of erlotinib in BxPC-3 and AsPC-1 pancreatic cancer cells and xenograft. Ginsenoside Rg3 enhanced erlotinib-induced apoptosis and increased caspase-3,9 and PARP cleavage expression levels. Erlotinib/Ginsenoside Rg3 treatment decreased the levels of p-EGFR, p-PI3K, and p-Akt expression significantly. Ginsenoside Rg3 could enhance the efficacy of erlotinib to inhibit the proliferation of pancreatic cancer cells via induction of apoptosis and downregulation of the EGFR/PI3K/AKT pathway.

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03:23

Christian university drops Crusaders mascot to be less offensive "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A Christian university in Idaho has dropped its Crusaders mascot, claiming there has been a growing diversity of opinion regarding the mascot and nickname in recent years that led to the change. On Monday, Northwest Nazarene University President Joel Pearsall announced the institution would be adopting Nighthawks as its new nickname. Pearsalls announcement concluded a lengthy process in

which university stakeholders moved to drop the crusaders moniker, according to an article published on the schools website. From the article: Over the past several years, NNUs Board of Trustees has discussed and considered the possibility of changing the universitys institutional nickname and mascot. In 2016, the board appointed a task force composed of NNU trustees, alumni (one of whom serves as a missionary), students, representatives of NNU athletics, and faculty members. READ MORE

03:22

Haha Says Mate Who Just Had His Life Ruined During A Group Chat Roast "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT A close friend who has just felt the wrath of his entire social circle through a barrage of humorous abuse, is not fooling anyone with his light-hearted shrug off. The incessant and targeted banter, which is now verging on hate speech, has been going for roughly twenty minutes now as his mates []

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03:21

What You Are Not Being Told about the North Korean EMP Threat This is Serious "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


A congressional subcommittee on homeland security heard the bad news late last week from two experts who have been studying Americas vulnerability to an existential threat , a North Korean EMP. The threat of a North Korean nuclear attack on the U.S. is almost unimaginably worse than turning a city like Chicago or Denver into ashes, they testified if just one of the nuclear weapons North Korea is now known to possess could be directed toward the heartland of the U.S. and detonated in the upper atmosphere, it could fry the electrical grid with an electromagnetic pulse (EMP), paralyze communications and transportation nationwide, instantly plunge the country back into a 19th century-style existence and cause 90 percent of Americans to starve to death in one year.
Tune in as we discuss this and detail exactly what the bible says about an EMP, when things go dark in the last days and what to do.
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03:20

First global art provenance platform ARTEX initiated a crowdsale "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

October 18, 2017 ARTEX, the worlds first decentralized provenance platform, announces the start of a token presale campaign. Through the whole crowdsale campaign project team aims to collect a soft cap of $5,000,000 and $15,000,000 of maximum funding. ARTEX offers reliable and convenient platform for art market with fraud-proof provenance and transactions, copyright protection Continue reading First global art provenance platform ARTEX initiated a crowdsale

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03:15

Betrium launches Pre-ICO, Worldwide Bookmaker and Betting Exchange "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Oct 17, 2017, Amsterdam, Betrium announces pre-ICO launch on 23 October with 500% bonus at start. Betrium is the solution developed by group of entrepreneurs and MIT & MIPT graduates offering the first worldwide betting service (betting exchange & bookmaker) with zero-commissions accepting crypto-currencies and offering platform for event organizers, developers, and third party service Continue reading Betrium launches Pre-ICO, Worldwide Bookmaker and Betting Exchange

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03:13

Omega-3 long chain-polyunsaturated fatty acids could have a potential therapeutic impact on chronic inflammation in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Clin Nutr. 2017 Sep 23. Epub 2017 Sep 23. PMID: 28987470 Abstract Title:  Potential therapeutic impact of omega-3 long chain-polyunsaturated fatty acids on inflammation markers in Duchenne muscular dystrophy: A double-blind, controlled randomized trial. Abstract:  BACKGROUND & AIMS: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is the most frequent dystrophy in childhood generated by a deficiency in dystrophin. DMD is a neuromuscular disease and its clinical course comprises chronic inflammation and gradual muscle weakness. Supplementation of omega-3 long chain-Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (-3 long chain-PUFA) reduces inflammatory markers in various disorders. The goal of this research was to analyze the influence of -3 long chain-PUFA intake on gene expression and blood inflammatory markers in boys with DMD.METHODS: In a placebo-controlled, double. Blind, randomized trial, boys with DMD (n = 36) consumed 2.9 g/day of -3 long chain-PUFA or sunflower oil as control, in capsules, for a period of 6 months. Blood was analyzed at baseline and at months 1, 2, 3, and 6 of supplementation for expression of inflammatory markers in leukocytes and serum.RESULTS: There was high adherence to capsule intake (control: 95.3%  7.2%, and -3 long chain-PUFA: 97.4%  3.7% at month 6). Enrichment of EicosaPentaenoic Acid (EPA) and DocosaHexaenoic Acid (DHA) in erythrocytes increased significantly in patients supplemented with -3 long chain-PUFA compared with the placebo group during the 6 months of supplementation. Messenger RNA (mRNA) of the Nuclear Factor kappa beta (NF-B) and its target genes InterLeukin 1 beta (IL-1) and IL-6 was downregulated significantly (p 

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03:13

Unfair trade: US beef has a climate problem "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Yoshinoya is one of the biggest fast-food chains in Japan, serving up the popular gyudon beef bowl. The company strongly prefers American beef in its products to the point that it switched to pork when beef from the US was banned briefly in 2003. Photo by Shuichi Aizawa CC BY 2.0 via Flickr Go to any US city and youll spot Americans gorging on Big Macs and Whoppers at McDonalds and Burger King. Visit Japan, and youll see folks slurping down gyudon beef bowls, an incredibly popular dish featuring rice, onion and fatty strips of beef simmered in sweet soy sauce. Culture, tradition and geography might divide us, but a love for fast, cheap food thats rich in beef definitely unites us. But that growing demand for beef has immense environmental repercussions, especially regarding a stable climate a fact not addressed by global trade agreements. Back in January, one of Donald Trumps first actions as president was to pull the US out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP), a multi-country trade deal that would have ramped up commerce with Asian countries and opened Japan to a flood of US beef. But Trumps move slammed the door on the US beef industrys designs for the lucrative Japanese market, the top export market for American ranchers, thanks partly to dishes like gyudon. What lies ahead for the industry now that TPP is off the table is unclear. But no matter what transpires, environmentalists fear for the planets future if trade deals

Audio: Indonesian rainforests for sale and bat calls of the Amazon "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This episode of the Mongabay Newscast takes a look at our new investigative series, Indonesia for Sale, and also features a new acoustic study of Amazonian bats. We recently published the first installment of a new investigative series Mongabay is doing in collaboration with The Gecko Project. The series is called Indonesia For Sale, and the first article looks at the land deals and the powerful politicians and businessmen behind them that paved the way for the explosion of industrial agriculture Indonesia has seen in recent decades. Mongabays Indonesia-based editor Phil Jacobson joined the Newscast in our Brooklyn-based studio to tell us all about this important reporting project last year he appeared on the Newscast to discuss the impacts of climate change on the Mekong Delta. Then we speak with Adri Lpez-Baucells, a PhD student in bat ecology and conservation whose acoustic studies of bats in the central Amazon document the effects of forest fragmentation on bat foraging behavior. In this Field Notes segment, Lpez-Baucells plays some of the recordings and explains how these recordings have led to new species being found in the central Amazon for the first time. Cash for conservation: Do payments for ecosystem services work? Mexico takes unprecedented action to save vaquita First-ever population estimate of the mysterious marbled cat from continental Asia revealed Record Amazon fires stun scientists; sign of sick, degraded forests Trade in silky and thresher sharks now to be strictly regulated Ivory is out in the UK, as government

03:09

Mississippi School to remove Jefferson Davis and replace with Barack Obama "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A public elementary school in Mississippi named after the president of the Confederacy will be renamed to honor the first black president of the United States. Davis Magnet International Baccalaureate Elementary in Jackson, which is named for Jefferson Davis, will be renamed Barack Obama Magnet International Baccalaureate Elementary beginning next school year, the schools PTA president, Janelle

Jefferson, said at a Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday night. The prospect of changing the name of what Jefferson called the best elementary school in Mississippi was raised by a student, she told NBC News. They know who [Davis] was and what he stood for, she said. This has a great impact on them, because [Obama] is who they chose out of anybody else they could. This is the person that the whole school supported. He was their Number One choice.  READ MORE

03:05

The Scroop Rilla Corset on real bodies "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Id hoped to show the Scroop Rilla Corset on models when I launched it, but unfortunately due to timing issues that wasnt possible.

The Scroop Rilla Corset Pattern Scrooppatterns.com

Happily, weve now managed to do a full photoshoot with the Rilla, and I can show you how it looks on actual bodies!

Both Jenni and I are wearing the Rilla Corset in size 38, with Average hip flare.  Jenni wears View B in white coutil, and I wear View A in peach pink brocaded cotton.

The size 38 in Average is a perfect match to my measurements. Jenni has an exceptionally small waist compared to her hip size, so the ideal Rilla Corset for her would be custom fitted to her measurements: shortened, as she is petite, and let out slightly in hip and at the underbust, to accomodate her amazing curves.

I give guidelines on adjusting for fit in the Rilla Corset pattern, and will also be demonstrating custom fitting on Jenni in a later post.  Although not an absolutely ideal fit, the standard pattern still fits her quite well.

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03:02

Ready When You Are Says Unprocessed Refugees After Entire Decade On Nauru "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT After an entire decade of indefinite detainment on the tropical pacific island of Nauru, the war-weary families of men, women and children currently trapped inside the regional processing centre have made it clear to their captors that they are good to go whenever the Australian Government. Whenever suits, guys they said. Surely this []

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02:56

Chicken Compost System "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Our chickens generate about 4 wheelbarrow loads of compost a week during the summer that we can transplant directly into and grow a tremendous amount of crops in. In exchange for that, they give us 12-16 eggs a day. And they cost us about a penny per bird per day.

Our main expense is buying in millet and sunflower seed. The other whole grains we barter for, and we collect compost scraps from local organic sources, as well as hay and wood chips to make the basic bulk mix. This system has evolved steadily over time, there is much more to learn and understand, but the basic pattern feels reliable and functional and were excited to share it with others so they can take from it whatever components feel most useful.

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Located just north of Trumansburg, NY in the beautiful Finger Lakes, we are a permaculture nursery and forest farm research space focused on low and no tech solutions.
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02:49

Magnitude 6.0 100km SSE of Pangai, Tonga October 18, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Magnitude 6.0
100km SSE of Pangai, Tonga
2017-10-18 12:00:59 UTC
-20.598S  -173.895W
10.0 km depth


02:46

Top 10 Tips Mothers Want To Share With Expectant Parents "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Top 10 Tips Mothers Want To Share With Expectant Parents, Survey Reveals

Experienced mothers are great sources of advice. A new survey has identified the Top 10 Tips they want to share with expectant parents. Whether they have months or years of experience under their belts, these mothers know what youre going through. They have been knee deep in the trenches of motherhood and have lived to tell the tale. Now they want to share their top tips with parents just about to embark on the same journey. Motherhood is such a huge change. In some ways, it's impossible to prepare for it. It doesnt matter how much time you spend organising your nappy station, looking up breastfeeding positions, or tirelessly reading parenting books, its inevitable youll still feel overwhelmed at some point. And its only natural. Becoming a mother is a huge step and it will take time to find your footing in your new role.

Top 10 Tips Mothers Want To Share With Expectant Parents

A survey, carried out by The Baby Show, asked 1,000 parents what advice they would like to share with expectant parents. Here are the results:

#1: Ask For Help

Almost one in five participants highlighted this as their number one tip. Its no surprise, because it is an invaluable piece of advice. Whether its pride, self-image or social expectation, or just sheer bloodymindedness, new parents often try to do everything themselves, without any help or support. But theres need to go it alone. In the end, there are no prizes for parents who dont ask for help. The early years of parenting are relentless, and there's nothing wrong with asking for support. Dont be afraid to reach out to friends and family when you need a hand. Not used to asking for help? 6 Ways To Build Your Support Network After Having A Baby will give you a start. 

#2: Sleep While The Baby Sleeps

Newborn babies sleep a lot (just not usually when you want them to), and it can be tempting to try to maintain your normal waking hours so you can get things done. As many new mamas do, you migh...

02:30

Gold & Crypto Report Goldman is a gold bug (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Gold & Crypto Report Goldman is a gold bug Video The Daily Economist Video Source

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02:22

Local Mans Day Sufficiently Bad Enough To Warrant Purchase of Frozen Pizza, White Wine "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact Stephen Kovari has had an absolute cunt of a yesterday. Speaking to The Advocate from his humble Betoota Ponds studio apartment, the 36-year-old salesperson said everything could go wrong did go wrong, before paraphrasing the rest of the songs more offensive lyrics. First, his boss called him into his office first thing. We []

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02:07

Wife Shares What Energy Drinks Did To Her Husbands Brain While She Was 9 Months Pregnant "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This is a cautionary tale, not one to make you afraid but one to make you aware. Its highly unfortunate that an experience such as this that happened to Brianna, but it will now be used as an example to showcase to the world: the harmful effects that energy drinks have on our whole body. I urge all readers to take into consideration, more so than ever, what happens to your body and potentially your family when you continue to choose to neglect your body.

Most people who live in western society are expected to, and often times have no choice but to work Monday-Friday 9-5, just to make ends meet in order to support their families. Humans have been finding difficulty meeting the demands that their workplace expects from them. Long commutes to work usually make a person feel tired, depressed, and even anxious, and with mental illness on the rise, its truly no surprise that people resort to external substances to keep them alert and on the go.

These substances can come in many forms like coffee or energy drinks, for example. A study by the World Health Organization has warned children and teenagers who drink sugar and caffeine-laden energy drinks are at risk of potentially harmful adverse and developmental effects especially daily.

These are some of the health concerns listed by the National Institute of Health:

  • Large amounts of caffeine may cause serious heart and blood vessel problems such as heart rhythm disturbances and increases in heart rate and blood pressure. Caffeine also may harm childrens still-developing cardiovascular and nervous systems.
  • Caffeine use may be associated with palpitations, anxiety, sleep problems, digestive problems, elevated blood pressure, and dehydration.
  • Guarana, commonly added to energy drinks, contains caffeine. Therefore, the addition of guarana increases the drinks total caffeine content.
  • Young adults who combine caffeinated drinks with alcohol may not be able to tell how intoxicated they are.
  • Excessive energy drink consumption may disrupt teens sleep patterns and may fuel risk-taking behavior.
  • Many energy drinks contain as much as 2550 g of simple sugars; this may be problematic for people who are diabetic or prediabetic.

Below is the story of Brianna, as told in her own words, of how her and h...

01:59

DIY Chunky Industrial Shelves "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hey friends!  Happy Wednesday! Today we are sharing some really cute shelves we built for my bedroom!  I recently found the cutest metal brackets by Crates & Pallet, and I knew it was time for new shelves!  Check out what we did with ours in this weeks YouTube video!   How fun are those? One {...Read More...}

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01:43

Nationwide Human Trafficking Stings Ensnare Multiple Cops84 Kids as Young as 3 Months Freed "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


(Matt AgoristNationwide human trafficking busts captured cops and high-level military, and more than 80 children were rescued, one of whom was only 3-months old.
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01:33

How The Elite Dominate The World Part 2: 99.9% Of The Global Population Lives In A Country With A Central Bank "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


(Michael SnyderEven though the nations of the world are very deeply divided on almost everything else, somehow virtually all of them have been convinced that central banking is the way to go. Today, less than 0.1% of the population of the world lives in a country that does not have a central bank. Do you think that there is any possible way that this is a coincidence? And it is also not a coincidence that we are now facing the greatest debt bubble in the history of the world. In Part I of this series, I discussed the fact that total global debt has reached 217 trillion dollars. Once you understand that central banks are designed to create endless debt, and once you understand that 99.9% of the global population lives in a country that has a central bank, then it finally makes sense why we have accumulated so much debt.  The elite of the world use debt as a tool of enslavement, and central banking has allowed them to literally enslave the entire planet.
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01:29

Parking MinexCoin, an Easy Route to Saving "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

While the crypto world is disturbed about ICO bans, regulatory actions, and other uncomfortable innovations, we decided to reall the project which lets you wait out the storm. Latest crypto news around the world have already caused quite a stir, and most experts agree that things will undoubtedly be very interesting in the near future. Continue reading Parking MinexCoin, an Easy Route to Saving

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01:13

Way to go, Greenies "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

GREEN ENERGY FAILS EVERY TEST By John Hinderacker, Power Line Blog. The sad story of Minnesotas green energy failure is one that no doubt is being replicated around the country. And one of the ironies of green energy is that it is terrible for the environment. Liberals will tell you that Minnesota is one of

01:06

Lower Abdominal Pain in Women: Causes, and Effective Home Treatments "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Lower abdominal pain is more common among women than men. Very often, cramping feelings below the belly button, pain in the pelvic area, or lower back pain are caused by a womans menstrual cycle. Women are also more prone to developing infections in the bladder, urinary tract and kidneys, and inflammation in these organs can be another source of female lower abdominal pain.

Diagnosing the exact cause of lower abdominal pain in women can be a challenge. The abdominal area in women has most of the reproductive organs and these can become irritated during your monthly cycle. Sometimes, the pain can occur directly in the lower abdominal area and can range in intensity from a mild ache to sharp, stabbing pains. However, very often pain radiating from the lower back, having kidney stones, or even having a heart attack can cause a painful lower abdomen and pelvic cramping.

In most cases, a heat pack can help to ease the pressure in the lower abdomen and help get rid of the pain that female lower abdominal pain causes. Even in cases of abdominal pain that need medical attention, warmth can help to reduce irritation and relieve painful symptoms of pelvic and abdominal cramping.

In this article, you will find out the many causes of lower abdominal pain and lower back pain affecting women. You will also find practical ways to treat pain in your lower abdomen at home.

Symptoms of Lower Abdominal Pain in Women

To help find out what could be the source of your lower abdominal pain, its important to know what other symptoms can accompany pelvic cramping.

Very often, lower abdominal aches and pains that are associated with your menstrual cycle may follow a regular pattern. For example, in the middle of your cycle during ovulation, you may have light abdominal cramping just below your belly button. This could be associated with light spotting before your period.  Also, the pain in the area between your genitals and belly button can intensify just before your period and you may have other premenstrual symptoms at the same time.

Female pain in the lower abdomen along with a flank pain, a burning sensation when you pee, urine that has a cloudy color and smells bad, and a frequent urge to use the bathroom, could be symptomatic of an infection in your urinary system.

Sometimes the abdominal pain can be accompanied with pain in other body parts, for example: kidney stones can cause abdominal or groin pain and can also cause intense flank pain.

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01:04

Crowdholding: Co-Creating Companies to Success "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Does your startup have plans to open to the public in the future? As a consumer, are you interested in selling your knowledge for money? Crowdholding has got you covered!

01:02

Quincunx, Electricity, Computer The Mastermind of Sir Thomas Browne "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Sir Thomas Browne was an English author of numerous medical, religious, scientific and esoteric works. He was born on the 19th of October 1605 and died exactly 77 years later on the 19th of October 1682. This numerological symmetry seems in his case more of a necessity than a coincidence for it supports his theory on the quincuncial order in nature. In 1658 Browne published The Garden of Cyrus, a book in which he composed a whole discourse upon the significance of the geometric pattern of quincunx in various forms of nature and art.

In short, quincunx is arranged of five points, with four of them forming a square (sometimes rectangle) and the fifth one at its centre. Brownes use of the quincunx is in certain respects straightforwardly numerological: it is the sovereign number, the middle digit in the sequence of primary Arabic numerals one to nine; it is the conjugal number, and its Roman form, the V, is half a quincunx which, joined with another, becomes X the first or fundamental letter of Christs name (GC 1, 181), and is therefore associated with generation and regeneration (Claire Preston, Thomas Browne and the Writing of Early Moder...

01:00

Universal Basic Income: Visionary or Wishful Thinking? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Susan Boskey Universal Basic Income, also known as UBI, social credit and Basic Income Guarantee, is not a new concept. However, it is being

01:00

Tensions rise in fish farm dispute "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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RCMP officers, one wearing a mask, during discussion with fish farm opponents, October 2017.

David Suzuki and BC Chiefs lend support for Fish Farm protests

by Hanna Petersen, North Island Gazette, October 18, 2017

Three fish farm protestors have been summoned to court for their participation in the occupation of three Marine Harvest fish farms off the coast of Vancouver Island.

The injunctions were served by the RCMP on Monday, just days after a gathering that included renowned Canadian scientist David Suzuki, Chiefs representing a number of BC First Nations, and local supporters near Swanson Island was held to voice support for the occupation.

I am here to offer my admiration and thanks to people who are occupying the fish farms, said Suzuki during the Oct. 14 gathering. This is far more than a battle over the local waters and the wild fish that pass by, this is a battle about a way of seeing our place on the planet, he continued.

What you are talking about is a land where your people have lived for thousands of years. Wher...

00:57

The FDA Wants to Turn Vitamins into Drugs "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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by ANH-USA

We must keep the FDA from turning a vital nutrient over to Big Pharma. Action Alert!

An important study finds that carbidopa, a standard Parkinsons drug, irreversibly binds to and permanently deactivates pyridoxal-5-phosphate (P5P), a key form of vitamin B6 in the body. The authors describe the essential role P5P plays in the body: [P5P] is required for the function of over 300 enzymes and proteins. Virtually every major system of the body is impacted directly or indirectly by [it].

Youre not likely to hear from a conventional doctor how this drug destroys a vital nutrient in your body, just as youre unlikely to hear how a host of other drugs interfere with the bodys absorption of key vitamins and minerals. (The FDA hasnt approved alternative therapies for Parkinsons, such as focused ultrasound, even though it is approved for similar conditions.)

Actually, the FDA would prefer you to take your B6 in the form of a drug. You may recall the case of pyridoxamine, one of three bioavailable forms of vitamin B6. This vitamin has many health benefits; indeed, we could not live without B6. Notwithstanding, in 2009 the FDA banned the supplement form of pyridoxamine in response to a petition from a drug company, which wanted to use it in a drug formulation.

P5P faces a similar threat. The FDA is considering a petition from Medicure Pharma to...

00:55

Mtis Nation of Alberta Responds to '60's Scoop Announcement - Mtis Nation of Alberta | Mtis Nation of Alberta "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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For Immediate Release



Mtis Nation of Alberta responds to 60s Scoop Settlement Announcement

by Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett



Edmonton, AB October 17, 2017 Citizens of the Mtis Nation of Alberta, The Mtis Nation of Alberta is very disappointed in the Federal governments omission of Mtis people from the recently announced compensation program for survivors of the 60s Scoop.

Working with the Mtis National Council, who have already responded to Minister Bennett, the Federal Minister of Indigenous Relations, MNA is calling for the fair and equitable treatment of Mtis Nation citizens who were victimized by this horrendous Government program.

Minister, I truly believed Canada was on the path of doing what is right for Mtis people. Dont let us down.

Throughout everything we do, we will always have one foot firmly rooted in the past, acknowledging the work and the struggles of those who have come before us. Our other foot will always be moving forward, pushing for a better future of Mtis pride, Mtis rights, and a strong Mtis Nation.

In solidarity,

Audrey Poitras
President
Mtis Nation of Alberta



For more information, contact:

Rolando Inzunza

Director of Communications and Citizen Engagement

Metis Nation of Alberta

780-455-2200 ext. 395

rinzunza@metis.org

00:55

Rural Doctors, technically Vets "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Government is offering a 20,000 incentive bonus to any GP willing to tackle the medical problems of rural communities, including fleas, worms and no qualms about mating with blood relatives. These pioneering doctors will be given extra training in how to deal with draining a putrid, maggot-infested cat-bite abscess or telling a villager to stop biting cats.

The Royal College of GPs said there is a serious shortage of staff willing to express a furry anal gland, unless it was part of a medical school initiation ritual. Sadly, too many doctors do not realise that rural residents have almost 70% DNA in common with human patients, and 86% with the average gibbon.

Some do not want to work in the countryside, for fear of toxoplasmosis, village fetes and Wicker Men filled with jam. That said, rural practitioners attest to meeting friendly residents who will let you rub their belly in exchange for a bowl of doggy treats or a chance to sniff your posterior.

There will of course be challenges, with many doctors at risk of being bitten by a rabid patient or that patient voting for UKIP. Said one GP, at first I was concerned about communicating with different species, but once I realised they didnt have souls or access to Caf Nero, I relaxed. And the euthanasia part is almost a bonus.

00:50

Own this currency [no, its not a cryptocurrency] "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Own this currency [no, its not a cryptocurrency] by Simon Black Sovereign Man With the nearly daily moves to record highs among the hundreds of cryptocurrencies that currently exist, talking about regular currencies seems about as out-of-fashion as that...

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00:29

This FERC commissioner rejected the agencys approval for the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Late last Friday night, FERC issued certificates of approval for both the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines. It was a cowardly, horrific move for the agency to dump this news on a Friday night but we didnt expect much better from an agency now run by Trumps fossil-fueled appointees.

However, there is an interesting side to this story. One FERC commissioner, Cheryl LaFleur, dissented with the others on their decision. This is the first time she has dissented on a pipeline application in her many years of service ever. By contrast, the two commissioners who voted in favor of the pipelines were appointed barely a couple months ago.

Read her dissent below, or download a PDF here, and share widely. Stay tuned big actions to come.


Statement of Commissioner Cheryl A. Lafleur on Order Issuing Certificates and Granting Abandoment Authority under CP15-554 et al.

With the increasing abundance of domestic natural gas, the Commission plays a key role in considering applications for the construction of natural gas infrastructure to support the delivery of this important fuel source. Under the Certificate Policy Statement, which sets forth the Commissions approach to evaluating proposed projects under Section 7 of the Natural Gas Act,the Commission evaluates in each case whether the benefits of the project as proposed by the applicant outweigh adverse effects on existing shippers, other pipelines and their captive customers, landowners, and surrounding communities.1 For each pipeline I have considered during my time at the Commission, I have tried to carefully apply this standard, evaluating the facts in the record to determine whether, on balance, each individual project is in the public interest.2 Today, the Commission is issuing orders that authorize the development of the Mountain Valley Pipeline Project/Equitrans Expansion Project (MVP) and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Project (ACP). For the reasons set forth herein, I cannot conclude that either of these projects as proposed is in the public interest, and thus, I respectfully dissent.

Deciding whether a project is in the public interest requires a careful balancing of the need for the project and its environmental impacts. In the case of the ACP and MVP projects, my balancing det...

00:29

Cop Catches Bear Out Snooping And Lets Him Off With A Warning "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Seeing some shady character prowling about in the middle of the night, peeking into shop windows, was sure to raise a few red flags. Fortunately, the responding officer in this case understood he has the right to bear arms (and legs, etc.).

Deputy Nevins works the graveyard shift for the Placer County Sheriff's Office in California. On Tuesday evening, while on routine patrol in Kings Beach, Lake Tahoe, he happened upon a "suspicious subject"  a rather large black bear who may or may not have been up to no good. Upon seeing he'd been caught snooping, the bear was visibly startled. But rather than make a big deal out it, Nevins decided to let him off with a warning.

"Dont be breaking into any of them businesses, he instructed the furry suspect, who clearly got the message.

Nevins was able to resolve the situation perfectly.

"We receive numerous bear-related calls throughout the year and always try to handle them as low-key as possible," a sheriff's office spokesperson told The Dodo. "We recognize we have to coexist in Tahoe and just want to make sure they move along so they don't cross paths with a citizen. Their sweet tooth usually leads them into garbages and homes while they attempt to plump up before the winter!"

Thankfully, while bears can be an intimidating sight, conflicts with humans living nearby can easily be avoided. And with that, everybody wins.

00:26

BANKEX Proof-of-Asset Protocol: Financial Market Evolution "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

There are two Protocols that are widely used today: Proof-of-Work and Proof-of-Stake, they are perfect for cryptocurrencies. However, with the growing demand in facilitating asset liquid and yet avoiding long and tiring procedures of traditional stock market compliance and regulations a new approach has paved its way BANKEX was proud to present their Proof Continue reading BANKEX Proof-of-Asset Protocol: Financial Market Evolution

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00:22

Creepy Callista Gingrich Confirmed As Vatican Ambassador "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Pope Francis rejected a French ambassador because he was gay, will he reject Callista Gingrich for having an affair with Newt while his wife was dying of cancer? Callista Gingrich, the wife of former House Speaker and GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, was confirmed as U.S. ambassador to the Vatican earlier this week. She has []

00:20

9 Exercises to Release Neck and Shoulder Pain "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This article is shared with permission from our friends at Paleohacks.  Neck and shoulder pain now thats a sure way to put a kink in your day.   While knots in any muscle group are frustrating, isolated tension in the shoulders and neck is particularly uncomfortable. Find relief today with these...

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00:16

Here's Why Your Dog Definitely Shouldn't Eat Halloween Treats "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Every October 31, trick-or-treaters return home with pumpkin-shaped baskets overflowing with fun-sized Snickers bars, Runts, Sweetarts and the occasional (and unfortunate) mini package of raisins. But its not just kids who can make themselves sick on sweets Halloween candy can be especially toxic to dogs, explains Dr. Rachel Barrack, a New York City-based veterinarian.

Never share Halloween candy with your pet, Barrack tells The Dodo. What is delicious to us can be very harmful to your cat or dog. Any time your pet ingests something they shouldnt, contact your veterinarian immediately. The pile of sweets can be dangerously tempting to the family pet, so its important to keep it well out of paws reach and avoid problems down the road.

So what Halloween hazards should pet parents be most concerned about? Here are some of the top candies that can cause problems on the most spooky of nights:

Chocolate



Most pet owners are already well aware that chocolate and dogs just dont mix (unless were talking chocolate labs), but sometimes only a small piece can be cause for concern. Larger dogs can typically ingest more chocolate than smaller breeds without consequence so a Great Dane may be able to eat a few Hersheys Kisses without symptoms, while a Chihuahua will suffer immediately. (That still doesnt mean any dog should do it!)

The type of chocolate can also influence a dogs reaction. Chocolate contains methylxanthines (such as caffeine and theobromine), and dogs are much more sensitive to these than people are. Methylxanthines are found in all chocolates to varying degrees. White chocolate contains less than milk chocolate, while milk chocolate contains less than dark or semisweet chocolate, Barrack says. Dark and semisweet chocolate have the greatest probability of being harmful to your dog.  

If your dog manages to get into the candy basket, watch for signs of signs of chocolate toxicity, such as gastrointestinal upset (vomiting, diarrhea), as well as increased heart and respiratory rates, muscle rigidity and, in certain serious cases, seizures, cardiac failure and coma.

No matter the amount of chocolate, its a good idea to call your emergency vet or the...

00:10

Technology Disruptor to Create Chatbot Marketplace on the Blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Moscow, Russia (October 18, 2007) Launching its token sale this week, MiniApps.pro aims to be the leading technology disruptor in development of world-wide chatbots. Miniapps.pro will be a chatbot marketplace that combines AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain, smart contracts and chatbot technologies. By implementing the blockchain into its already robust platform, the MiniApps.pro suite of tools Continue reading Technology Disruptor to Create Chatbot Marketplace on the Blockchain

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00:10

Why There Is No More Agriculture in Puerto Rico, According to Farmers "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

  This amazing article was written by Nicole, a holistic nutritionist with a strong belief that it is possible for everyone to discover how good their body is designed to feel. Nicole works in partnership with her clients to achieve a lifestyle that is both balanced, fulfilling and nourishing. Go...

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00:09

Wind farm equipment shuts down Interstate 25 in Colorado "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Colorado Department of Transportation is working to reopen I-25 in Pueblo. The accident has several lanes of the highway shut down between Abriendo and Central avenues. A semi was involved in an accident. A large piece of equipment from the Vestas wind farm fell onto the road. Large equipment has been brought in to remove the

00:08

Bitcoin, blockchain and ICOs: Confused? We explain "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(JR)  Bitcoin is no longer just for geeks in obscure corners of the internet. Today you can use the digital currency to fly to Britain, buy an apartment and enroll in the London Sushi Workshop. Fans like its libertarian footing, how it dodges government control and how especially in this privacy-challenged era it boosts anonymity. But some detractors blast bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as a fraud, while others argue that they fuel cybercrime.

Unlike the American dollar or British pound which are guaranteed by central banks that set interest rates and print currency, stabilizing their value bitcoin is decentralized. No one controls it. In part for that reason, its value has yo-yoed wildly. After more than quadrupling against the dollar between January and August 2017, bitcoin fell by a third in the first two weeks of September. Some blamed a crackdown on digital currencies in China and the fraud comments from J.P. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, who compared bitcoin to the Dutch tulip bubble of the 17th century. Yet as Fortune magazine...

00:06

Many Men Feel Threatened by Intelligent Women Heres Why "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This amazing article was written by Nicole, a holistic nutritionist with a strong belief that it is possible for everyone to discover how good their body is designed to feel. Nicole works in partnership with her clients to achieve a lifestyle that is both balanced, fulfilling and nourishing. Go check...

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00:02

Render Payment: Revolutionizing High-Risk Merchant Payment Processing "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Although the ubiquitous nature of credit and debit card usage throughout the world has revolutionized financial transactions, the glaring reality for many small business owners is that a select few payment processors who dominate the industry have a stranglehold on the flow of money.  Many large merchant account providers will refuse to process transactions for high-risk businesses, Continue reading Render Payment: Revolutionizing High-Risk Merchant Payment Processing

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00:02

Mini Horse Escapes Wildfire In Backseat Of Car "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Miniature horse Stardust typically has plenty of room to roam around his Northern California home, so it came as quite a shock when he suddenly had to squeeze into the back of a sedan.

Thankfully, carrots made for a tasty and convincing bribe.

Credit: Lauren Mesaros

On Monday, Lauren Mesaros, a registered nurse at University of California San Francisco (UCSF), got the call to evacuate when her Santa Rosa property was threatened by wildfire. With mere railroad tracks standing between her home and the Tubbs Fire, Mesaros knew she didnt have long. But evacuating her pet horses, Gypsy, Connie and Stardust, proved difficult.

She got her two mares in her trailer, but Stardust didn't fit, Cindy Mesaros, Laurens sister-in-law, told The Dodo. With no other transportation available on such short notice, getting Stardust into Mesaros 2001 Honda Accord became a matter of life and death for the small horse.

Credit: Lauren Mesaros

With the help of neighbor Carol Spears "horse whisperer" powers, Lauren was able to lure Stardust into the back of her car with a carrot, Cindy Mesaros noted.

He went right in like a dog! she said.

Before driving off, another neighbor snapped a photo of the unhappy pony sitting in the car, and Cindy Mesaros posted it to her Facebook page.

Mesaros and her horses found safety at Windhorse Ranch in nearby Sebastopol, where they anxiously waited for the all clear.

While Mesaros home was spared by the fire, she was most grateful that everyone got out in time. When a pet lover has to evacuate, they take what's most important to them, Cindy Mesaros said, and for all of us, that means our pets.

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23:58

Aluminum adjuvants in vaccines another attempt for something, anything "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Skeptical Raptor, stalking pseudoscience in the internet jungle.

Here we go again, another attempt to link aluminum adjuvants in vaccines to something, despite the lack of real evidence for anything. Recently, an attempt by the disreputable pair of anti-vaccine researchers to show a link between aluminum adjuvants and autism was retracted by the journal. Several researchers have proposed a systematic review (which are considered

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23:57

An 80-Foot Steel Kraken Will Create an Artificial Coral Reef Near the British Virgin Islands "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

All images via Owen Buggy

This past April a massive 80-foot steel kraken was purposefully sunk into the Caribbean Sea on top of a decorated WW2 ship. The former Navy fuel barge and its monstrous passenger were placed underwater in order to jumpstart a new coral ecosystem, while also serving as a cutting-edge education center for marine researchers and local students from the surrounding British Virgin Islands. The project is titled the BVI Art Reef, and aims to use sculptures like the porous kraken as a base to grow transplanted coral.

The Kodiak Queen, formerly a Navy fuel barge named the YO-44, was discovered by British photographer Owen Buggy approximately two and a half years ago on the island of Tortola. Instead of letting the historic vessel get picked apart for scrap metal, Buggy approached former boss Sir Richard Branson about collaborating on a restorative art installation. Together with nonprofit Unite B.V.I., artist group Secret Samurai Productions, social justice entrepreneurial group Maverick1000, and ocean education nonprofit Beneath the Waves, the project was established as both an eco-friendly art installation, and a philanthropic measure to rehabilitate native marine species.

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23:52

If You Were a Strict Mother, This Is What It Probably Did to Your Child "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Growing up, did you ever think your parents were being too strict? Maybe youre one of those strict parents, whether you admit it or not. But do strict parenting styles really deserve all the flack they get? The funny thing is, the science suggests that being a stricter parent can...

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23:49

HostCoin ICO: WEB HOSTING BUILT ON THE BLOCKCHAIN "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Blockchain technology has the capabilities to change a variety of things in the world and can also be the backbone of a new internet. One place that blockchain technology has not had an impact on yet is web hosting. However, HostCoin is trying to change that and is well on their way to doing so. Continue reading HostCoin ICO: WEB HOSTING BUILT ON THE BLOCKCHAIN

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23:45

Trump Calls the Congressional GOPs Bluff "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From Iran to Obamacare to DACA, the president is acting on what Republicans have long promised, in a way that rightly devolves power to the legislative branch.

CNNIn September 2015, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Ed Royce (R-Calif.) said, while voting against then-President Barack Obamas agreement with Iran to trade sanctions relief for inspections of Tehrans nuclear program, This isnt just a bad dealits a disastrous deal and it enables Iran to become far more dangerous.We have to judge this deal on the long-term national security interests of the United States. Does it make the region and the world more safe, secure, and stable? In my judgment, clearly it does not.

Two years later, Royce was singing a much different tune: As flawed as the deal is, I believe we must now enforce the hell out of it.

What changed? Royce will

23:40

Regional Regulators in North America Are 'Closely Watching' ICOs "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A new report suggests that securities regulators in North America are increasing their oversight of the blockchain funding model.

23:38

Ornament Is Crime: A Visual Manifesto for the Modernist Home "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Walter Gropius, Gropius House (Lincoln, Massachusetts, 1938) ( courtesy Paul Marotta/Getty Images)Walter Gropius, Gropius House (Lincoln, Massachusetts, 1938) (courtesy Paul Marotta/Getty Images)

Absence of ornament has brought the other arts to unsuspected heights, proclaimed Adolf Loos in his 1908 essay and lecture Ornament and Crime. The quote precedes the hundreds of photographs of modernist homes compiled in the new book Ornament is Crime: Modernist Architecture by Matt Gibberd and Albert Hill. Beethovens symphonies would never have been written by a man who had to walk about in silk, satin, and lace, the Loos quote continues. Anyone who goes around in a velvet coat today is not an artist but a buffoon or a house painter.

 Ornament is Crime: Modernist Architecture Cover of Ornament is Crime: Modernist Architecture (courtesy Phaidon)

Perhaps some of Looss railing against Art Nouveau has not aged well, yet his reaction to the ostentatious decoration of some early 20th-century architecture was echoed through the Modernist styles that followed. Ornament is Crime, published by Phaidon, takes a broad look at what is modernist in design, ranging from Looss own architecture to familiar names from the movement, like Le Corbusier, Eileen Gray, and Mies van der Rohe, as well as contemporary work by Snhetta, Tadao Ando, and David Adjaye....

23:33

And You Say You Love Them! But Your Not Honest With Them! (video) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


(Jeremy McDonald) This year has really taught me on a deeper level about how we are truly not honest with ourselves and how we project on to others to make ourselves feel better about ourselves.

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23:30

Omega-3 fatty acids might be a viable antihypertensive agents for targeting TRPV4 to reduce systemic blood pressure. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

n/a PMID:  Cell Rep. 2017 Oct 3 ;21(1):246-258. PMID: 28978477 Abstract Title:  Omega-3 Fatty Acids Modulate TRPV4 Function through Plasma Membrane Remodeling. Abstract:  Dietary consumption of-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), present in fish oils, is known to improve the vascular response, but their molecular targets remain largely unknown. Activation of the TRPV4 channel has been implicated in endothelium-dependent vasorelaxation. Here, we studied the contribution of -3 PUFAsto TRPV4 function by precisely manipulating the fatty acid content in Caenorhabditis elegans. By genetically depriving the worms of PUFAs, we determined that the metabolism of -3 fatty acids is required for TRPV4 activity. Functional, lipid metabolome, and biophysical analyses demonstrated that -3 PUFAs enhance TRPV4 function in human endothelial cells and support the hypothesis that lipid metabolism and membrane remodeling regulate cell reactivity. We propose a model whereby the eicosanoid's epoxide group location increases membrane fluidity and influences the endothelial cell response byincreasing TRPV4 channel activity. -3 PUFA-like molecules might be viable antihypertensive agents for targeting TRPV4 to reduce systemic blood pressure.

23:30

Ballots are out! Heres Elephant Journals endorsements for Boulder City Council etc. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Note: though I like six candidates running, you can only vote for five total. If you vote for six or more, your vote will not be counted. On the other end, if you realllly like three or four candidates (I liked three most of all), voting for fewer than five candidates is great.  ~ This []

23:26

Three Candidates Vying to President of National Congress of American Indians "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Candidate tables provide informaion about candidates at Wisconsin Convention Center in Milwaukee on Wednesday afternoon.

Published October 18, 2017

MILWAUKEE The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) members will cast their votes tomorrow to be president the nations oldest and largest American Indian organization. The NCAI president serves for a two-year term.

This year there are three candidates running to take the helm from Brian Cladoosby, who is term limited after serving two terms as president of the NCAI.

The three candidates, Fawn Sharp, president, Quinault Nation; Harold Fraizer, chairman, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe; and Jefferson Keel, lt. governor, Chickasaw Nation, made their pitches to the general assembly on Wednesday morning.

Fawn Sharp

Fawn Sharp is the current president of the Quinault Indian Nation in Taholah, Washington. Her past positions included managing attorney and lead counsel; and staff attorney for the Quinault Indian Nation, administrative law judge for the Washington state Department of Revenue Tax Appeals Division, Quinault Tribal Court Associate Judge, and Counsel for Phillips, Krause & Brown.

I am an advocate; I am passionate. One mission I have been telling caucuses is that I will work to ensure that every tribal nation lives as the Creator intended on the lands gifted to our ancestors. We live in place where their is much infringem...

23:21

Pilot Meets A Pit Bull On One Of His Rescue Missions And Decides To Adopt Her "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Derek Harbaugh works as a pilot for Wings of Rescue, flying dogs back and forth to help them find their forever homes. So hes used to meeting all different dogs, from every walk of life, every day. He loves all the dogs on his flights but never really bonded with any in particular until he met Pinky. 

Credit: Jill Monahan

After Hurricane Irma devastated the island of St. John, Wings of Rescue helped out by flying dogs off the island and to the safety of shelters and rescues in the U.S. One team flew a group of dogs to Fort Lauderdale, where they stopped to refuel and switch crews, which is when Harbaugh joined the flight and met Pinky for the first time. 

Credit: Derek Harbaugh

She stared at me as I climbed into the cockpit and thats where it all started, Harbaugh told The Dodo. Once we arrived at our cruising altitude the other pilot took over and I went into the back to check on Pinky. I stuck my fingers in the crate through the door and she leaned up against the door and my fingers with all her weight. I opened the crate and she crawled into my lap and buried her head in my hands. After a couple minutes, her tail began to wag and we hung out for a little while before it was time for her to go back into her crate. 

Credit: Derek Harbaugh

When the flight finally landed in New Hampshire, Harbaugh made sure Pinky was the last dog to be unloaded so he could say goodbye. Once she was loaded onto the truck headed to...

23:20

Witness reports missing time after military helicopter and UFO "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The witness experienced missing time during the UFO experience. Pictured: Homer City, PA. (Credit: Google) by Roger Marsh A Pennsylvania witness at Homer City reported being woken by the sound of a military helicopter and then saw a triangle-shaped object that seemed to cause a loss of time, according to testimony in Case 81494 from []

23:20

Roy Moore Says Kneeling for the Anthem Is Illegal, and Hes Totally Wrong "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/NewscomRoy Moore, the Republican candidate currently running for Attorney General Jeff Sessions old Alabama Senate seat, is very mixed up about free speech.

The former judgewho was twice removed from office for his conservative culture war agenda, contrary to the lawtold TIME magazine that NFL players who kneel during the national anthem are actually breaking the law.

Its against the law, you know that? said Moore. It was a act of Congress that every man stand and put their hand over their heart. Thats the law.

It isnt. Thats completely wrong, actually.

Moore is probably referring to a section of the U.S. code that recommends standing for the national anthem, removing headgear, and placing ones hand over ones heart. But the code does not require people to do this, and if it did, the Supreme Court would undoubtedly strike it down.

Its not clear to me that

23:19

Polyunsaturated fatty acids influence inflammatory markers in a cellular model for canine osteoarthritis. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl). 2017 Oct 13. Epub 2017 Oct 13. PMID: 29030883 Abstract Title:  Polyunsaturated fatty acids influence inflammatory markers in a cellular model for canine osteoarthritis. Abstract:  Although it is well recognized that dietary supplementation with fish oil improves clinical symptoms in dogs suffering from osteoarthritis, the molecular basis for the dietary benefit is not yet completely resolved in dogs. This study was designed to further clarify how polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) affect key factors of cartilage degeneration in a canine cell culture system mimicking osteoarthritis. Canine chondrocytes were incubated either without or with 10 m of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), arachidonic acid (AA) or 3.6 m ibuprofen (Ibu) as positive control for 6 days. After the supplementation, cells were stimulated with 10 ng/ml interleukin-1 (IL-1) for another 48 hr to induce osteoarthritic changes, or left unstimulated. We analysed fatty acid uptake via gas-liquid chromatography, nitric oxide (NO) production via Griess assay, prostaglandin E (PGE) production via ELISA and relative gene expression of several cartilage matrix proteinases, inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and cyclooxygenase-2 via RT-qPCR. After supplementation, the chondrocytes rapidly incorporated the PUFA into their fatty acid pools. The stimulation with IL-1 caused a marked increase of most of the inflammatory markers measured. N-3 PUFA EPA reduced IL-induced gene expression of iNOS and corresponding production of NO. N-6PUFA AA also decreased iNOS and NO, but furthermore lowered gene expression of matrix metalloproteinase-3. On the other hand, AA upregulated the aggrecanase ADAMTS-5 and augmented the release of PGE. The effect of n-3 PUFA DHA turned out to be negligible. Our results reveal molecular mechanisms bywhich PUFA affect degenerative joint disease in dogs. Of particular importance is that not only EPA but also AA decreased several inflammatory markers in our model. Thus, we conclude that an appropriate balance of both n-3 and n-6 fatty acids deserves more attention in dietary interventions.

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23:19

Powerful Double Solar Eruption (CME) Electric Comet C2017/K2 Prediction Earth Facing This Week "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

 

 

 

A powerful double solar flare eruption took place beyond the Suns east limb early October 18, 2017. The responsible region is now rotating into Earth view and will be visible in a couple of days. The eruption was associated with a Type II (estimated velocity 1 443 km/s) and Type IV radio sweeps indicating a strong Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) was associated with the event. In fact, there were two associated CMEs, first visible in coronagraph imagery at 05:48 UTC. None of these CMEs are Earth-affected, but the responsible region is now rotating into Earth view and there is a possibility of an increased solar activity over the next 14 16 days as this region rotates through. We expect the geomagnetic activity to reach comet C2017/K2 in 7 to 10 days and re-energize the already historic electric comet. Stay tuned for the latest updates. https://watchers.news/2017/10/18/powe&#8230; http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/images/&#8230; https://sohodata.nascom.nasa.gov/cgi-&#8230; http://www.solarham.net/farside.htm Comet C/2017 K2 Panstarrs: https://www.facebook.com/OppenheimerR&#8230; http://en.es-static.us/upl/2017/10/co&#8230; Please Visit Our Facebook Resources: Solar Shutdown: https://www.facebook.com/SolarShutdown/ Comet C/2017 K2 Panstarrs: https://www.facebook.com/OppenheimerR&#8230; Plasma Geology: https://www.facebook.com/Plasma-Geolo&#8230; Oppenheimer Ranch Project: An experiment in high alpine sustainability. https://www.facebook.com/oppenheimerr&#8230; Please SUBSCRIBE to our channel if you enjoyed the content. Share this video with like-minded individuals.


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23:17

Channel 9 Promises To Fix Wage Concerns By Giving Karl Stefanovic A Pay Rise "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Nine Network has reacted to the loss of Today Show host Lisa Wilkinson by promising to fix all wage disparity concerns starting immediately by raising Karl Stefanovics pay.

We have heard the criticism levelled at us and we have acted. Karl will be getting a brand new contract, said a network Spokesperson. I mean can you believe that Karl was only receiving double what Lisa was on. He should have been on at least three times her salary.

I mean the poor fella could only afford one suit last year to wear on-air, that aint right.

When asked how they felt Lisa Wilkinsons defection would hurt the network the spokesperson replied: Lisa is a great loss, an amazing talent but shes decided to move on and I guess Channel 10 could afford to double Waleed Alis pay and hire Lisa.

The (un)Australian did endeavour to try and ask the Channel 9 spokesperson about the wage gap between Lisa Wilkinson and Karl Stefanovic however after half an hour of repeatedly asking the same question, the spokesperson did not see th...

23:13

Bitcoin Exchange LocalBitcoins Posts Fourfold Trading Volume Increase in Venezuela "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Venezuelans turn to decentralized peer-to-peer exchange LocalBitcoins to purchase Bitcoin in the midst of government crackdown, hyperinflation.

23:12

Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation from birth to 6 months of age increased specialised pro-resolving mediators at 6 months. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 2017 Nov ;126:126-132. Epub 2017 Sep 23. PMID: 29031390 Abstract Title:  Effects of postnatal omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on offspring pro-resolving mediators of inflammation at 6 months and 5 years of age: A double blind, randomized controlled clinical trial. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Resolution of inflammation is an active process involving specialised pro-resolving mediators (SPMs) generated from the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation during infancy may provide an intervention strategy to modify SPMs and reduce oxidative stress. This study evaluates the effect of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation in infancy on SPMs and F2-isoprostanes from 6 months to 5 years of age.METHODS: In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study design, 420 infants were randomized to a daily supplement of omega-3 fatty acids (280mg DHA and 110mg EPA) or olive oil (control), from birth to age 6 months. Blood was collected at birth (cord blood), 6 months, 12 months and 5 years. Plasma SPMs included 18-HEPE, E-series resolvins, 17-HDHA, D-series resolvins, 14-HDHA, 10S,17S-DiHDoHE, MaR1 and PD1. F2-isoprostanes were measured in plasma and urine, as markers of oxidative stress in vivo.RESULTS: The change in the concentration of 18-HEPE from birth to 6 months was greater in the omega-3 fatty acid group (Ptimepoint*group=0.04) with levels at 6 months significantly higher than controls (P=0.02). Other SPMs were not different between the groups at any time point. Plasma 18-HEPE concentration were associated with erythrocyte EPA concentrations after age and group adjustments (P

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23:08

Elvis Presleys Cant Help Falling In Love on a Kalimba is Chill "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

 

The Kalimba or mbira is an African musical instrument consisting of a wooden board with attached metal tines, played by holding the instrument in the hands and plucking notes with your thumbs.

 

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23:08

Trevor Paglen Peers Into the World of Computer Vision "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Trevor Paglen, It Began as a Military Experiment (2017), set of 10 pigment prints, glossy finish (all images courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures)

Trevor Paglens latest body of work, A Study of Invisible Images, is riddled with contradictions starting, of course, with its title. (What defines an image if not its visuals?) The Berlin-based artist and geographer is popular for his investigations into surveillance apparatuses, which provide the perverse, voyeuristic satisfaction of watching the systems meant to watch you. In the past, that has taken the form of super long-distance photographs of drones appearing as black smudges against a moody sky and deep-sea images of the fiber-optic cables that make up the internets infrastructure. Those projects pushed physical boundaries to expose the discrepancies between what we culturally accept as out of sight (and out of mind) and the actual limits of our ability to see. But Paglens latest work goes further: it attempts to peer into the world of machine vision.

A Study of Invisible Images, which is showing at New Yorks Metro Pictures until October 21, illuminates the ways that machines interpret photographs that is, through computer vision and machine learning as well as the fact that so many images today are made by machines, and for machines. He calls some of these invisible images because they cant be seen by human eyes without visualizing software. As Paglen puts it in his statement: Machines have learned to see. Without us.

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EPA is atheroprotective via increase in the serum levels and activity of PON1. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Acta Med Iran. 2017 Aug ;55(8):486-495. PMID: 29034644 Abstract Title:  The Effect of Eicosapentaenoic Acid on the Serum Levels and Enzymatic Activity of Paraoxonase 1 in the Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Abstract:  Paraoxonase 1 is known as one of the most important ant oxidative enzymes associated with HDL-c, and because of its antioxidant and antiinflammatory activities. EPA has the antioxidant, anti inflammatory, antithrombogenic, and antiarteriosclerotic properties. Therefore, we investigated the effect of EPA supplementation on the serum levels and activity of PON1 in type 2 diabetic patients. This study was designed as a randomized, double-blind, and placebo-controlled clinical trial. Thirty-six patients with type 2 diabetes were given written; informed consent randomly was classified into 2 groups. They were supplemented with 2 g/day of the capsules of EPA or placebo for eight weeks. Blood sample was given for measurement of the serum levels of lipids, the activity of PON1, FBS and HbA1c. The patients supplemented with EPA showed a significant increase in the serum levels and activity of PON1 and the serum ratio of PON1/HDL-c. There were no significant differences between the two groups regarding any demographic, clinical or biochemical data, total energy intake, and macronutrient intake at the baseline during the intervention, except for a significant increase of protein intake and the levels of HbA1c in the placebo group, and a significant increase of HDL-c, as well as a slight reduction of total cholesterol, LDL-c, TG and FBS in the supplement group. EPA is atheroprotective via increase in the serum levels and activity of PON1, as well as change in the serum levels of lipids, FBS and HbA1c.

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23:03

Shelter Is Totally Full Because It Rescued Every Single Cat From Hoarding Case "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

It doesn't take much to make a world of difference in a homeless animal's life that's what the devoted rescuers at BARCS Animal Shelter in Baltimore, Maryland, are trying to shout from the rooftops, especially now that they have no more space to house needy cats.

"This is an urgent matter," the shelter wrote on Facebook this week. "We need your help to save these cats."

Credit: BARCS

BARCS is an open-admission shelter, which means that it works with animal control to take in every animal that needs care. Earlier this year, in one particularly bad hoarding case, the shelter took in more than 130 cats in 24 hours

"At any given time we have 150 cats in the shelter," Jennifer Brause, executive director and founder of BARCS Animal Shelter, told The Dodo. "More cats are coming in every single day, on average 15 a day, so that same number has to go out. When we get a hoarding case, it just compounds the issue The cats were up in the walls, inside of furniture, and animal control had to keep going back and trapping them."

Credit: BARCS

It's a juggling act for shelter workers, since they need to be able to isolate some cats who have health problems so they can be treated and not infect other cats. 

"Most often there are illnesses, so we want to get them as quickly as they can to give medical care to them," Brause explained. "We have to balance who is here and who needs to come in."

Credit: BARCS

The shelter has so many cats that there isn't even tim...

23:00

New Apocalypse Warning: The Earth Will Crack On Halloween Day This Year "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

apocalypse-death

A YouTube channel is claiming to have evidence that points to Halloween day as the end of time. Those who have claimed October 31 will be the apocalypse have also said that on that day, the Earth will crack.

The real apocalypse will begin on October 31 when the Earth will crack according to conspiracy theorists, says The Express UK.  This years Halloween could be the scariest to date, and perhaps the last if doomsayers are to be believed. The YouTube channel End Time Prophecies claims that Jesus will return on October 31 and bring with him the end of the world, according to The Express UK. 

A more in-depth search of the YouTube channel End Time Prophecies netted only two videos, neither of which declare in the titles that Halloween will be the date of the apocalypse. The YouTube channel Armageddon News has several doomsday videos citing Biblical lore and symbolism, but again, that Halloween date could not be verified. The only source online, The Express UK, did not include any links to the video they sourced either, making the verification of information presented impossible to locate.

Nonetheless, many thought that the start of the end of times was symbolized by the galactic alignment which occurred September 23, and was the source of many doomsday theories; including one saying that Nibiru would destroy the earth that day.  Christian researcher David Meade...

New Apocalypse Warning: The Earth Will Crack On Halloween Day This Year "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

apocalypse-death

A YouTube channel is claiming to have evidence that points to Halloween day as the end of time. Those who have claimed October 31 will be the apocalypse have also said that on that day, the Earth will crack.

The real apocalypse will begin on October 31 when the Earth will crack according to conspiracy theorists, says The Express UK.  This years Halloween could be the scariest to date, and perhaps the last if doomsayers are to be believed. The YouTube channel End Time Prophecies claims that Jesus will return on October 31 and bring with him the end of the world, according to The Express UK. 

A more in-depth search of the YouTube channel End Time Prophecies netted only two videos, neither of which declare in the titles that Halloween will be the date of the apocalypse. The YouTube channel Armageddon News has several doomsday videos citing Biblical lore and symbolism, but again, that Halloween date could not be verified. The only source online, The Express UK, did not include any links to the video they sourced either, making the verification of information presented impossible to locate.

Nonetheless, many thought that the start of the end of times was symbolized by the galactic alignment which occurred September 23, and was the source of many doomsday theories; including one saying that Nibiru would destroy the earth that day.  Christian researcher David Meade claims to have analyzed biblical texts and astronomical signs and concluded that Planet X, as Nibiru is also known...

22:59

Puerto Rico Proves Fiat BITCOIN Is Worth ZERO After A Disaster "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Fiat Bitcoin Centralizers Decided To Do Another Fiat Hard Fork For You On October 25, 2017 Bitcoins growing pains continue, it seems. Throughout the year and leading up to the summer, investors, developers, and miners [The Elite Centralizers] engaged in a difficult and at times tense debate about how to scale the cryptocurrency to accommodate the []

22:57

Docosahexaenoic acid attenuates carbon tetrachloride-induced hepatic fibrosis in rats. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Int Immunopharmacol. 2017 Oct 13 ;53:56-62. Epub 2017 Oct 13. PMID: 29035816 Abstract Title:  Docosahexaenoic acid attenuates carbon tetrachloride-induced hepatic fibrosis in rats. Abstract:  Fish oil containing docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) has been reported to exert beneficial health effects, including hepatoprotection. However, the effect of DHA alone has not been well studied, and the mechanism is not fully understood. In the present study, we reported the protective effect of DHA on carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) induced hepatic fibrosis. Compared with the control group, the CCl4 group showed hepatic damage as evidenced by histological changes and elevation in serum transaminase activity, fibrosis, inflammation and oxidative stress levels. These pathophysiological changes were attenuated by chronic DHA supplementation. The anti-fibrotic effect of DHA was accompanied by reductions in gene and protein expression of-smooth muscle actin (-SMA), fibronectin, and collagen in the liver tissue. DHA also attenuated CCl4-induced elevation of lipid peroxidation (LPO) and decrease of glutathione (GSH)/oxidized GSH (GSSG) ratio. The upregulated inflammatory cytokines tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-, interferon (IFN)- and interleukin (IL)-6 by CCl4 were also ameliorated by DHA. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)- upregulation and type I and II receptors for transforming growth factor (TGF)- (T-RI and T-RII) and platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)- receptor (PDGF-R) downregulation on both mRNA and protein levels were observed by DHA treatment compared to CCl4 group. Moreover, in vitro study showed that DHA inhibited HSC activation, being associated with elevating PPAR level and reducing the phosphorylation levels of Smad2/3 and ERKs, which are downstream intermediates of TGF and PDGF receptors, respectively. Taken together, the hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic effects of DHA appeared to be multifactorial. Further, one of the mechanisms of the anti-fibrotic effect of chronic DHA supplementation is probably through PPAR signaling to interrupt TGF/Smad and PDGF/ERK pathways in HSCs.

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22:55

Google Maps Now Lets You Explore the Solar System in Detail "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

google map of venus

Venus

Google now lets you leap into space with new Google Maps feature that shows 16 different planets, moons, and the International Space Station. You can take a spin around planets like Jupiter, Venus, and Mars or marvel at the many moons of Saturn, with the help of images from the Cassini spacecraft.

Explore the icy plains of Enceladus, where Cassini discovered water beneath the moon's crustsuggesting signs of life, Google encourages on its blog. Peer beneath the thick clouds of Titan to see methane lakes. Inspect the massive crater of Mimaswhile it might seem like a sci-fi look-a-like, it is a moon, not a space station.

While Google has hosted imagery of the Earth's Moon and Mars for quite some time, this is the first opportunity to view these celestial bodies directly in maps. Google worked with astronomical artist Bjrn Jnsson, who used imagery from NASA and the European Space Agency to put together the planetary maps. You can explore the planets by zooming in and out, spinning them around, looking out at the stars that surround them, and flying close to get a more detailed look at the terrain.

As you move closer to each planet or moon, significant areas and landmarks are labeled to help orient you. The system just launched, so there are still some kinks to work out. For instance, Emily Lakdawalla of the Planetary Society noticed that some of the moons appear to have errors with their labeling. She points out that the large Herschel crater on Saturn's moon Mimas, which gives the moons its distinct appearance, is labeled on the opposite side from w...

22:53

This 62-Year-Old Vegan Holds 13 World Records In Powerlifting "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Meet Rocky Luedeker, a 62-year-old woman who holds 13 world records in powerlifting in the 97 pounds-and-under class. The Arizona athlete defies all expectations and, most notably, has done so on a vegan diet.

AZ Family reports that Luedeker began lifting competitively four years ago, hoping to follow in her familys footsteps. She said, I was sitting there and was like, Why am I sitting here? I have arms and legs. I can do that, too. To this day, she continues to set and meet new goals. My best curl is 45 pounds, my best squat is 124 pounds, my best deadlift is 184, she said.

My best curl is 45 pounds, my best squat is 124 pounds, my best deadlift is 184, she said.

Credit: AZ Family

To date, Luedeker has 13 world records and holds 26 state and national records. Recollecting on this, she said: It feels good knowing you got that weight up, putting it back down, seeing the white lights knowing you got it.

Perhaps the most impressive part of her achievement is that she has beaten the records while eating a plant-based diet. Some of her staples are beans and rice, and she makes sure to eat lettuce every day. On the myth of protein, she said:

A common myth is we dont have enough protein, and we have more than enough protein.

Credit: AZ Family

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22:53

Der Knstler Philipp Eggersgl kapert alte Wandstickereien mit Super Mario "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Computerspiele-Helden in Omas alten Stickbildern: Der Knstler Philipp Eggersgl kapert Wandbildstickereien fr seine Kunst und ergnzt die klassischen Dorf- und Landschaftsbilder durch Elemente aus der Pop- und Alltagskultur. Auf Flohmrkten und bei Haushaltsauflsungen kauft Philipp Eggersgl seit mehreren Jahren alte Kreuzstichwandbilder und nutzt sie als Grundlage fr seine Kunst. In seinem Atelier entfernt er kleine Stellen der alten Bilder und ersetzt die Leerstellen durch Figuren und Motive aus der Gegenwarts- und Popkultur, die im selben Kreuzstich gestickt sind, wie der Rest des Bildes. Die Vernderungen fallen im ersten Augenblick garnicht immer sofort auf. In idyllischen Landschaftsdarstellungen tauchen so auf einmal Computerspielfiguren wie Super Mario auf, Pokmons grasen auf einer norddeutschen Kuhweide oder Kong turnt durch das Alpenpanorama. Was vor rund fnf Jahren mit einem Bild begann, was Philipp Eggersgl zufllig in die Hnde fiel, hat sich zu einer andauernden Leidenschaft des in Hannover lebenden Knstlers entwickelt. Mittlerweile produziert er viele Gobelin Hacks, wie er seine Bilder selber nennt,  im Jahr, stellt aus und verkauft die Bilder aus Kunstmessen und in Galerien. Um mehr ber die Arbeit von Philipp Eggersgl zu erfahren und immer auf dem Laufenden zu sein, besucht die Website des Knstler und folgt auf Instagram und Facebook.

Der Beitrag Der Knstler Philipp Eggersgl kapert alte Wandstickereien mit Super Mario erschien zuerst auf URBANSHIT.

22:51

MMORPG Lordmancer II Starts Crowdsale Campaign "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

17 October 2017 Lordmancer II, MMORPG for mobile devices with cryptocurrency-based economy announces the start of a token sale campaign at 07 November 2017. Through the whole crowdsale campaign project team aims to sell the maximum of 13,000,000 project tokens for the price $0.1 $0.125 depending on the date and sum of purchase. Continue reading MMORPG Lordmancer II Starts Crowdsale Campaign

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22:44

Nest Coin, a New Entrant to the Crypto World "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Today is the day, the crypto world is going to explode with excitement as the industrys future unveils in the form of Nest Coin. The latest cryptocurrency focuses mainly on two things raising the market capitalization and providing an easy and simple solution that can be readily adopted by people for regular transactions. The Nest Continue reading Nest Coin, a New Entrant to the Crypto World

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22:43

Nightslantern Suppressed News // October 18, 2017 -- #Israel / #Congo "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

from Gerald and Maas nightslantern.ca at http://www.nightslantern.ca/2017bulletin.htm#oct18
 
     U.S.: October 12th the U.S. announced its withdrawal from UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). UNESCO attempts to coordinate these areas internationally while seeing to it that all the children and citizens have access to a good education which UNESCO considers a basic human right, and enjoy a diverse culture that respects various heritages, and benefit from scientific progress, and "enjoy full freedom of expression; the basis of democracy, development and human dignity." After the U.S. withdrew Israel withdrew as well. The U.S. stopped paying its yearly support dues for UNESCO in 2011, and owes an accumulated 500 million dollars of arrears. Both the U.S. and Israeli Ambassadors to the UN suggested that the reason for withdrawal rests with UNESCO's lack of support for Israel in heritage disputes between Israel and Palestine. No one suggests that both the U.S. and Israel may have breeched the genocide convention (the U.S. through genocide against the people of Iraq, Israel through genocide of Palestinians). UNESCO is a strong supporter of educational programs concerned with the Holocaust and Convention on Genocide, globally, identifying the concept of culture, progress, civilization, with a rejection of racism and the hatreds engendered by warfare. In this sense UNESCO is anti-fascist, a proponent of freedom of expression globally, and a force for peace. As noted in UNESCO's response to the withdrawals: "The American poet, diplomat and Librarian of Congress, Archibald MacLeish penned the lines that open UNESCOs 1945 Constitution: 'Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed.'" In 2017 MacLeish would have spelled out "men and women." Ignoring the peoples' losses...

22:33

POLL: What Would You Make President Trumps Priority Healthcare Issue? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

If the world were perfect, what would you make the priority right now for President Trump? What Should President Trumps Priority Healthcare Issue Be? In a perfect world, what would it be? Vaccine Safety Commission...

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22:33

Drug Czar To Stay On? Marino Vows To Crackdown On Drugs Hes Pushing "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Cogan Station, PACongressman Tom Marino (R-Pa) is back at the top of the list to become Americas next drug czar. Marino had stepped down from consideration, briefly, after allegations of accepting kickbacks from Big Pharma surfaced and concern rose that his signature legislation has helped funnel painkillers into rural America. Today, Marino vows to crackdown on opiod use across the

22:31

Asteroid 2017 TD6 to flyby Earth at 0.5 LD on October 19, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 TD6 will flyby Earth at 0.5 LD (~192 999 km / 119 303 miles) at 18:56 UTC on October 19, 2017. This is the 39th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. This asteroid belongs to...... Read more

Powerful double solar eruption beyond the east limb "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A powerful double solar flare eruption took place beyond the Sun's east limb early October 18, 2017. The responsible region is now rotating into Earth view and will be visible in a couple of days. The eruption was associated with a Type II (estimated velocity 1...... Read more

Jakarta reclamation project allowed to resume, but opposition remains "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

JAKARTA The Indonesian government has allowed work to resume on a $40 billion project to build 17 artificial islands off the northern coast of the capital Jakarta, overturning a suspension imposed last year. Construction activities on three of the reclamation projects islets were halted in early 2016 following concerns from regulators and opposition from activists who said the development was causing environmental damage to the bay and destroying the livelihoods of local fishermen. The suspension also came amid a graft investigation by the countrys anticorruption watchdog, the KPK. Following a string of coordinating meetings between ministries and the Jakarta administration, its decided that the North Jakarta Bay Reclamation no longer has any issues, either with its technical or legal matters, said Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, the coordinating minister for maritime affairs, in a memo signed on Oct. 5. In addition to prompting protests from environmentalists and community organizations, resuming the project could stir up new tensions between the national government and Jakartas newly inaugurated governor, Anies Baswedan, who pledged during his campaign to stop the multibillion-dollar plan. In an earlier statement, Anies, a former education minister, promised to put a halt to the Jakarta Bay reclamation in the interests of environmental conservation and the protection of fishermen, waterfront communities and all of the people of Jakarta. Luhut, however, said the reclamation project would resume despite the governors objections. Just because youre a new government official, you cant go and make changes as you please, the minister said as quoted by local

How small is too small? The uncertain fate of Madagascars forest fragments "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

ANKAFOBE, Madagascar When he first told colleagues at the Missouri Botanical Garden that lemurs still lived in the forest in Ankafobe, Jean Jacques Rasolofonirina said he was met with disbelief. The forest is too small, he recalled one sayingjust 27.76 hectares, to be exact, split into three fragments scarcely larger than three or four New York City blocks. But these narrow wooded valleys still hold three species of lemurs, and owls, frogs, and bats besides. Solofo, as friends and colleagues call him, rattled off their Latin names as he walked down the narrow path that enters the forest from the main road. He stopped to mimic the call of a Malagasy paradise flycatcher (Terpsiphone mutata) perched on a nearby branch, and pointed out seedlings planted to fill in a small clearing beside a stream. After a few minutes, he gestured at a gnarled, windswept tree at the edge of the woods with smooth gray bark and small, waxy leaves. That, Solofo said, is the sohisika, or Schizolaena tampoketsana, one of a handful of plant species found nowhere on the planet outside the rolling grasslands here, in a single district northwest of Madagascars capital city, Antananarivo.   Many of the largest trees in the protected area didnt recover after being scorched by a fire in 2014. Photo by Rowan Moore Gerety for Mongabay. Sohisika trees, represented by roughly 200 to 300 mature plants all told, are considered to be at high risk for extinction. Ankafobe holds just 15 of them,

22:26

Chubby Orange Rescue Cat Gets The Perfect Costume For Halloween "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

When Kiah Berkeley and her husband adopted Vito from the Humane Rescue Alliances shelter last June, he weighed a whopping 35 pounds. His scale-tipping weight had grabbed headlines, shooting Vito (previously known as Symba) to fame.

Since then, his parents have tried to help Vito trim down.

Credit: Kiah Berkeley

We know as of August that he had lost about 4.5 pounds, and we feel like given his saggy belly he is continuing to lose weight, Berkeley said. His paws are massive, so we sort of think he's just a big cat to begin with, but he is definitely so much healthier and happier than when we first got him.

Credit: Kiah Berkeley

But Vito will probably always be a big cat and to celebrate his size, Berkeley got him a very special Halloween outfit.

Credit: Kiah Berkeley

I got the costume at Marshalls and it's meant for an infant, Berkeley said. It was obviously a good choice given that Vito is already a big orange blob.

Vito wasnt as excited about his costume.

Credit: Kiah Berkeley

He was not impressed about ha...

22:18

The Seductive Currents of Electricity Pylons "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Images from the albums of photographs of electricity pylons in various countries (1920-29) (courtesy Science Museum, London)Images from the albums of photographs of electricity pylons in various countries (1920-29) (courtesy Science Museum, London)

What is the allure of a pylon? The utility tower that supports and transports power lines faced the expected resistance in its 20th-century march across the globe, as it disrupted and dominated the landscape. Yet there is a surprising number of people who love these steel giants, obsessing over unique examples like the Carquinez Strait Powerline Crossing in California that was the first to traverse a major river, or the MettlenLavorgo powerline in Switzerland which emerges from an artificial lake. Pylon spotters have formed the Pylon Appreciation Society  a club for people who appreciate electricity pylons (member benefits including a field guide to British pylons and a badge) and the Pylon of the Month site offers a regular visual fix.

Images from the albums of photographs of electricity pylons in various countries (1920-29) (courtesy Science Museum, London)Images from the albums of photographs of electricity pylons in various coun...

22:18

Texas Sheriff Blasts CPS for Allowing Man Accused of Sexual Abuse to Foster 180 Girls "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Sheriff Randy Brown

Medina County Texas Sheriff Randy Brown. Image source.

by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

Medina County Texas Sheriff Randy Brown had some harsh criticisms of Texas Child Protection Services (CPS) this past week after they arrested a 58-year old man for sexually abusing 5 former foster care children.

The man, Miguel Briseno, had at various times taken care of up to 12 girls at one time, and a total of 180 girls had passed through his care according to a report by San Antonio Express-News.

Miguel Briseno

58-year old Miguel Briseno was arrested in Texas for sexually abusing foster care girls in his home. Image Source.

Sheriff Brown told the San Antonio Express:

Its not a question about whether there are more, its just about how many.

Those girls were taken from some environment and then you have some jackass like him abusing these girls that already have troubles, Brown said.

Im aggravated at the whole system. Im aggravated at the company that placed these girls. It was a money-making deal, the way they were running those girls through there like livestock. It wasnt about making a better world for them. They were making a profit off them.

This was not the first time foster parent Miguel Briseno allegedly ran into trouble with the law and was arrested on child sex abuse charges, according to Sheriff Brown.

In April 2013,...

22:17

Microplastics on Beaches Now Recorded at Insane Levels "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Jason Erickson

More attention is finally being given to determining the ill effects that microplastics (microbeads) are having on human health and the environment. Previous concerns have been raised in everything from toothpaste to beer to the wider ecosystem where it was found to threaten juvenile fish that were becoming addicted to them.

Perhaps even worse is that an investigation by Orb Media revealed that microplastics were present in 83 percent of drinking water samples. The study encompassed more than a dozen countries, including the U.S., the U.K., France, Germany, Lebanon, Indonesia, Equator, and India. (Source)

SEE: Invisible Plastic Nanoparticles Now Being Found In Drinking Water

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22:15

Ethereal Embroidery Designs Stitched into Tulle Look Like Theyre Floating in Mid-Air "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Tulle Embroidery by Krista Decor

Russian embroidery artist Krista Decor hand stitches her designs onto tullea fine net-like fabric with a shimmering, translucent quality that makes her designs look as though they are floating in mid-air.

Krista first learned to make real haute couture embroidery using tulle when she collaborated with designers during an internship at V. Yudashkina fashion-house in Russia. Since then, the artist has been creating exquisite, nature-inspired embroidery designs, with flowers, leaves, and birds as her primary motifs. Krista mostly uses colorful cotton and wool embroidery threads of various thicknesses and textures; however, she also embellishes her designs using silk ribbon, beads, pearls, and natural stones, which add a touch of dazzling luxury to each piece.

Krista often updates her Instagram page with new designs, as well as progress shots and videos.

Embroidery artist Krista Decor stitches her designs onto see-through tulle fabric.

Tulle Embroidery by Krista Decor Tulle Embroidery by Krista Decor

Autumn leaves appear to float in the embroidery hoop.

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22:14

The Spooky, Masterful Film Boris Karloff Starred in After Frankenstein "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Boris Karloff and Gloria Stuart in The Old Dark House (all images courtesy Cohen Film Collection)

With its Universal Monsters series dedicated to the likes of Dracula, the Wolf Man, the Mummy, and others, Universal Studios relied on the mechanics of the studio system combining popular actors, directors, writers, and other creative personnel under contract to carve out its own horror niche from the 1920s through the 50s. Director James Whale and actor Boris Karloff comprised one of the most noteworthy teams, with three films that are now deemed fright classics. Although their first and most famous collaboration, 1931s Frankenstein, established hallmarks of the nascent horror genre, their second feature, The Old Dark House (1932), which screened at Quad Cinema and will soon be released on DVD, adds polish to many of the same visual and thematic tropes, codifying them in the horror canon.

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22:14

The Role of the Slit-Scan Image in Science and Art "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The use of slit-scan photography is actually quite old. It is often called line-scan, photo finish, or streak photography. Slit-scan photography has a rich and colorful history rooted in chemical analog photography. This technique is often used to visualize high-speed events such as missiles and bullets, although it is probably best known as photo finish photography used to determine the outcome of races.

In the past, slit-scan photographic systems used a sheet of film that was moved past a slit. These cameras were most commonly used as photo finish cameras at races and could very precisely measure the time one horse might have won the race by, for example. There were a number of designs of these systems. One of the most interesting slit-scan cameras had the camera and film moving at the same time to create a panoramic picture. The last camera on the market to use this technique was the Spinner Dolphin 360 made by Lomography.

Modern times have replaced film with digital sensors and slit-scan photography is more popular than ever, although most people have never seen the results. Slit-scan imaging solves a number of problems found in industrial applications. Quality control inspections found in high-speed assembly lines can look for product defects in real time. Industrial applications are the most common uses of the technology today. Although it not the most popular form of photography, the resulting images are often a surprise to the photographer and can be quite stunning and beautiful in their own right.

To make a slit-scan image a large number of images are collected in video format. To create a slit scan image, one row of pixels is extracted from each frame of the video and placed adjacent to the same row from the next frame. Each row of pixels represents a duration of time. If the video was recorded at a rate of 30 frames a second, then the row of pixels will represent 1/30th of a second. The resulting image is really a representation of motion and time. To figure out how much video to collect, count each frame of the video as one pixel in the width of the image to be part of the final image. In this case, I collected 4 x 60 x 30 or a grand total of 7200 images. Thus my final image was 1920 high and 7200 pixels wide. The 1920 comes from the video frame placed vertically to get a larger pixel count in that direction.

To extract the slit-scan image out of the finished MOV file I use a useful program written by Martin Dixon called Slit-Scan. It is a free download and is available from...

22:11

Trump holds press briefing, no questions from silent press corps! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In  a bizarre press briefing today, the White House press corps remained totally silent after President Donald Trump finished a ten minute dialogue on the accomplishments and successes of his administration. The Associated Pres is reporting that a...

22:04

Fish Farm Protest Camp in Victoria by Kwakwakawakw Grandmother "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Inside one of the tents outside of BC Premiers John Horgans constituency office protesting against fish farms.

October 16, 2017 (Langford, Lekwungen Territories)

Kwakwakawakw grandmother and salmon protector Tsastilqualus Umbas from Yalis (Alert Bay) is ramping up support for her relatives at the Namgis and Musgamagw fish farm occupations that have now continued for over 50 daysas well as the third occupation just launched at the Port Elizabeth farm.

She has committed to peacefully occupy the land next to Premiers John Horgans constituency office until the NDP revokes tenure for fish farms: Our demands are very simple and very important, close the fish farms and take them out of our waters; commit to cancel the tenures now.

Her occupation was launched at a rally held by the advocacy group Fish Farms Out Now! on Friday October 13th that saw over 30 Indigenous and non Indigenous elders, youth and other supporters calling on the ND...

22:01

An Intimate Classical Series Staged in a Manhattan Crypt "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Pianist David Greilsammer rehearsing for Crypt Sessions (photo by Andrew Ousley)Pianist David Greilsammer rehearsing for Crypt Sessions (photo by Andrew Ousley)

Down a set of stairs beneath the Church of the Intercession is the setting for one of New York Citys most intimate concert series: a crypt. The underground space of vaulted stone, with a few cremation niches in the wall, is an overlooked architectural throwback. Constructed in the 1910s, it feels older, from its built-in altar to the Gothic style of its column supports and ornate chandeliers.

Andrew Ousley, curator of the Crypt Sessions, which are organized by Unison Media, first heard about the space from a friend who had seen Feist perform a private concert in the subterranean room at 155th Street and Broadway. I went up to check it out and was smitten by the gloriously creepy and characterful nature of the space, and the utterly unique acoustics that manage to be rich and reverberant while still incredibly intimate and detailed, Ousley told Hyperallergic. I proposed a concert series to the Church, with all proceeds going to them, and they decided to give it a shot. Thirteen concerts later, were still going strong.

The Crypt Sessions launched in 2015, with its first two seasons including moody concerts like Gregg Kallors composition inspired by Edgar Allan Poes The Tell-Tale Heart, and Elizabeth Cree, a murder mystery opera by composer Kevin Puts and librettist Mark Campbell. The intimacy of the crypt, which has seats for 50 people, is also an occasion for unconventional work. Pianist Conrad Tao performed his American Rage program that responds to the current climate with pieces based on Pete Seeger, Charles Ives, and protest songs, and cellist Matt Haimovi...

22:01

Omega-3 fatty acids have therapeutic benefits in the treatment of both major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Adv Mind Body Med. 2017 Summer;31(3):8-16. PMID: 28987035 Abstract Title:  The Psychoneuroimmunological Role of Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder. Abstract:  Context Psychoneuroimmunology is the interdisciplinary study that links behavioral health with the neuroendocrinal system and investigates that link's bidirectional impact on the human immune system. Mechanistic studies have shown how omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), like those found in fishoil, can modulate key pathways involved in inflammation, sympathetic activity, oxidative stress, transcription factors, and inflammatory cytokine production. Objective The research team intended to investigate the effects that PUFAs have on the brain and the immune system, including the effectsof proinflammatory cytokines and oxidative stress, and their therapeutic benefits in major depressive disorder (MDD) and bipolar disorder, either as an alternative monotherapy or a complementary adjunct treatment. Design A literature search was conducted through PubMed and Google Scholar, withno restrictions on the publication dates or geographically. Setting The research occurred at research facilities in Washington, DC, and Davis, California. Results Well-described links between inflammation and MDD and bipolar disorder have been established. Similarly, a highly inflammatory state is a contributing factor to many significant health complications, and omega-3 PUFAs can help treat those issues. Conclusions The research team concluded that omega-3 fatty acids have therapeutic benefits in the treatment of both MDD and bipolar disorder and are effective as a monotherapy and, particularly, as an adjunct therapy. The efficacy of omega-3 supplementation is clearly useful in promoting better health overall and supplementation should be encouraged in the primary care setting. A meta-analysis exploring an adjunct treatment of supplemental eicosapentaenoic acid or docosahexaenoic acid is likely to yield the greatest benefits to psychiatric conditions and provide an answer to proper dosing regimens. The team also created a chart of the supplements' salient features, demonstrating the overall health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids.

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22:00

Climate Justice Forum: Idaho Oil & Gas Ordinances & Forced Pooling, Tesoro Anacortes Refinery Megaloads, Washington Tar Sands Pipeline Expansion, Spokane & Minnesota Climate Necessity Defenses 10-18-17 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide, features news and reflections on protective, local ordinances and forced pooling of oil and gas leases in Idaho, Tesoro megaload upgrades of an Anacortes refinery, possible expansion of a northwest Washington, tar sands pipeline, and Spokane and Minnesota court decisions allowing activists necessity defense and climate change expert testimony.  Broadcast for five and a half years on progressive, volunteer, community station KRFP Radio Free Moscow, every Wednesday between 1:30 and 3 pm Pacific time, on-air at 90.3 FM and online, the show describes continent-wide, community resistance to fossil fuel projects, thanks to the generous, anonymous listener who adopted program host Helen Yost as her KRFP DJ.


Filed under: Climate Justice Forum

21:56

Texas Sheriff Blasts CPS for Allowing Man Accused of Sexual Abuse to Foster 180 Girls "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Sheriff Randy Brown

Medina County Texas Sheriff Randy Brown. Image source.

by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

Medina County Texas Sheriff Randy Brown had some harsh criticisms of Texas Child Protection Services (CPS) this past week after they arrested a 58-year old man for sexually abusing 5 former foster care children.

The man, Miguel Briseno, had at various times taken care of up to 12 girls at one time, and a total of 180 girls had passed through his care according to a report by San Antonio Express-News.

Miguel Briseno

58-year old Miguel Briseno was arrested in Texas for sexually abusing foster care girls in his home. Image Source.

Sheriff Brown told the San Antonio Express:

Its not a question about whether there are more, its just about how many.

Those girls were taken from some environment and then you have some jackass like him abusing these girls that already have troubles, Brown said.

Im aggravated at the whole system. Im aggravated at the company that placed these girls. It was a money-making deal, the way they were running those girls through there like livestock. It wasnt about making a better world for them. They were making a profit off them.

This was not the first time foster parent Miguel Briseno allegedly ran into trouble with the law and was arrested on child sex abuse charges, according to Sheriff Brown.

In April 2013, th...

21:55

Jesus Campos Isnt Missing; Hes on Ellen And Other Reasons to Stop Buying Bull$hit Rumors "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Jesus Campos the Las Vegas security guard shot in the leg upon confrontation with suspected mass shooter, Stephen Paddock hasnt vanished. Hes on Ellen.

Yes, Campos has abruptly surfaced for an appearance on the eponymous daytime show hosted by comedienne, Ellen DeGeneres, to discuss the harrowing moments in which some 200 bullets allegedly fired by Paddock flew down the Mandalay Bay Casino hall in his direction putting to rest fringe theories the man whod seemingly dematerialized seconds prior to a press conference, days ago.

Jesus Campos wants to tell his story at a time and place of his choosing, MGM Resorts International, which owns and operates Mandalay Bay, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal in an email early Tuesday. Hes asked that everyone respect his request for privacy. We could not be more proud of Jesus.

Signs outside the 25-year-old accidental-hero security guards home reportedly read, NO TRESPASSING and NO MEDIA ON PROPERTY, as recently as today indicating, for lack of disputing information, Campos had never disappeared, per se.

For the past four days hes been preparing, David Hickey of the Security, Police, and Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA) told the media Friday, FOX 5 Las Vegas reported...

21:49

A Spiritual Practice that we all Unwittingly Do. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

My practice is waking up with a heavy heart and still getting up.

21:49

Enbridge backtracks on decision to seize assets from environmental group "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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No Enbridge, art by Andy Everson, Kwakwakawakw.

Staff at the Vancouver office of an environmental group got an unexpected visit on Tuesday from sheriffs who were holding court documents authorizing them to seize the organizations assets on behalf of Enbridge.

Karen Mahon with Stand.earth, formerly known as Forest Ethics, said the documents authorized the sheriffs to take and sell all of their assets to recover money owed to the pipeline giant.

Stand.earth owes Enbridge money after losing a court case against changes to Line 9 a pipeline that runs between Ontario and Quebec.

A photo of documents posted online by the environmental group shows the amount owing is about $14,500.

The fees were awarded as part of an unsuccessful lawsuit the group launched against the National Energy Board and Enbridge, alleging inadequate consultation around the pipeline expansion project.

In an email Enbridge spokesperson Jesse Semko said Enbridge abandoned the...

21:38

How I Became a Modern Suffragette. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

With so many brave women already coming forward with their stories, forging the path for the rest of us, there is literally no time like the present to address this issue personally.

21:37

Are You Living Parallel Lives? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Image Artwork by Corina Chirila

It may seem like something out of a sci-fi movie, but living a parallel life may not be as far-fetched as you first imagined. Of course, it also depends on how you define the word life.

I have come to the understanding that all of us are living out parallel lives. Some of us are living out more lives than others, but all of us have at least one other life happening simultaneously as we move through our journey on Earth.

Let me explain

Why We Are All Living Parallel Lives

The Higher Self

When a soul is ready to enter a body, only part of it reincarnates. The rest of your soul energy is left up in other realms and dimensions to carry out other things.

This part of you may be dormant or it could be living out a full and happy life up in the higher realms.

This can also help to explain how a soul, who may have already reincarnated into another body and another life, can still visit and send messages to loved ones as the family member or friend they were once known as.

This essence of You that is in the higher realms, may also split or travel down to a dimension that is not Earth but is accessible to those living on Earth. This is the dimension or the realm of the Higher Self.

In this realm, your soul energy (which I have termed your Higher Self) can guide you and work with your human self. It is almost like your Higher Self is a type of spirit guide but its really just you!

Your Higher Self (soul energy) has much more understanding and awareness about your earthly journey than you do living on Earth, which is why it can guide you and motivate you forward. You can tune into your Higher Self at any time, and receive loving guidance from well, You!

It is only when you have learnt to open up to a higher level of consciousness, that you can access this part of you.

In a way, your Higher Self is not really living out a parallel life exactly, it is more an extension of you living in another dimension that is available as a resource.

Twin Flame

There are souls that reincarnate into two separate bodies, these are known as Twin Flames.

These bodies do not have to be the opposite gender, they can choose whatever gender is best going to help them live out their lessons in life.

Twin Flame connections can be extremely strong, and....

21:36

Baby Chimp Jumps Into Rescuer's Arms As Soon As He Realizes He's Safe "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

When Annelise Bui, a Peace Corps volunteer, spotted a baby chimp chained up by his waist and taunted by a crowd in a village in Liberia, Africa, she knew she had to help him.

But it wasn't easy. 

"They were discussing whether he should be driven the 10 hours to Monrovia, the capital city, to be sold as a pet or whether it was easier to simply kill and eat him there," Jenny Desmond, who founded Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue (LCR) with her husband, told The Dodo.

Credit: Jenny Desmond/LCR

Desperate, Bui offered money to the baby chimp's captor, though rescuers usually try to refrain from doing so. "While it is wonderful Bui was rescued, paying for illegally held chimps (or other wildlife) only contributes to their trade," Desmond cautioned. 

Still, the baby chimp, who came to be named Bui after his rescuer, was on his way to a new life. 

Credit: Jenny Desmond/LCR

With the help of the Liberian Forestry Authority, little Bui was soon on his way to LCR, where he'll be able to live his whole life in safety. 

The journey was long, and by the time Bui arrived he was exhausted. "Jimmy, my husband, met the rangers at a petrol station and carried him back in his lap," Desmond said. "As soon as Bui saw me, he jumped into my arms. I already had two other infants, Max and Poppy, on me so it was a bit chaotic at first!"

Credit: Jenny Desmond/LCR

The very first night Bui was at the sanctuary, he couldn't get enough contact with others, which suggests just how sad his life had been before. At just over a year old, Bui would normally still be with his mom in the wild. ...

21:33

NASA Finally Admits Mysterious Planet Nine, Does Exist "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


(Ivan PetricevicFor years have scientists and researchers debated whether or not there is another massive planet orbiting our sun at the outermost edge of our solar system?
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21:31

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: A Conversation with Dr. Anees Chagpar "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Dr. Anees Chagpar teaches Introduction to Breast Cancer on Coursera. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, and the Assistant Director for Global Oncology at Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center. She is a breast surgical oncologist who participates in investigator-initiated and cooperative group clinical trials, as well as translational and clinical research. Her most recent groundbreaking work was published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine.

What led you to a career in medicine?

In fourth grade, I discovered that I was fascinated with anatomy when we dissected frogs in class and thought it was absolutely amazing. In the years to come, surgery was something I naturally gravitated towards. I love being a team player and surgery is something that requires you to work with a multidisciplinary team. I was interested in science, how the human body works, and had a desire to help people which became my passion for medicine.

Residency confirmed my love for surgery; specifically in regards to breast cancer. I loved that patients were generally healthy but had a diagnosis that shattered their world and surgeons were able to rebuild that world by removing the cancer. You get to spend a lot of time talking to your patients and really educating them about the disease process and reassuring them that everything was going to be alright.

Why did you create this course?

Creating the Introduction to Breast Cancer course was a wonderful experience and the feedback Ive received from learners around the world has been incredible. Over 10,000 learners have signed up for the course, and they range from people who are in medical or nursing school to people who have been diagnosed with breast cancer or those who have loved ones with breast cancer. Im really hoping this course will appeal to people from all walks of life.

Why is breast cancer awareness important?

I think its important for people to know that breast cancer is the number one malignancy impacting women in the United States, and one of the leading malignancies worldwide. 1 in 3 women in the US will be diagnosed with cancer within her lifetime, so its important to learn about the disease in a meaningful way.

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21:30

The results support the hypothesis that antidepressants are harmful in the general population but less harmful in cardiovascular patients. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Psychother Psychosom. 2017 ;86(5):268-282. Epub 2017 Sep 14. PMID: 28903117 Abstract Title:  The Mortality and Myocardial Effects of Antidepressants Are Moderated by Preexisting Cardiovascular Disease: A Meta-Analysis. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Antidepressants (ADs) are commonly prescribed medications, but their long-term health effects are debated. ADs disrupt multiple adaptive processes regulated by evolutionarily ancient biochemicals, potentially increasing mortality. However, many ADs also have anticlotting properties that can be efficacious in treating cardiovascular disease. We conducted a meta-analysis assessing the effects of ADs on all-cause mortality and cardiovascular events in general-population and cardiovascular-patient samples.METHODS: Two reviewers independently assessed articles from PubMed, EMBASE, and Google Scholar for AD-related mortality controlling for depression and other comorbidities. From these articles, we extracted information about cardiovascular events, cardiovascular risk status, and AD class. We conducted mixed-effect meta-analyses testing sample type and AD class as moderators of all-cause mortality and new cardiovascular events.RESULTS: Seventeen studies met our search criteria. Sample type consistently moderated health risks. In general-population samples, AD use increased the risks of mortality (HR = 1.33, 95% CI: 1.14-1.55) and new cardiovascular events (HR = 1.14, 95% CI: 1.08-1.21). In cardiovascular patients, AD use did not significantly affect risks. AD class also moderated mortality, but the serotonin reuptake inhibitors were not significantly different from tricyclic ADs (TCAs) (HR = 1.10, 95% CI: 0.93-1.31, p = 0.27). Only"other ADs"were differentiable from TCAs (HR = 1.35, 95% CI: 1.08-1.69). Mortality risk estimates increased when we analyzed the subset of studies controlling for premedication depression, suggesting the absence of confounding by indication.CONCLUSIONS: The results support the hypothesis that ADs are harmful in the general population but less harmful in cardiovascular patients.

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21:28

Jesus Campos, Las Vegas Security Guard Gives First Interview After Disappearance "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Source: Jesus Campos, Las Vegas Security Guard Gives First Interview After Disappearance For more content like this visit REALfarmacy.com.

Jesus Campos has emerged on the Ellen show to tell his story about the night of the Las Vegas shooting. Campos, the Mandalay Bay security guard who first discovered the reported shooter, has been making headlines in recent days as he disappeared shortly before scheduled interviews on mainstream television networks, raising questions about his whereabouts. []

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21:26

Work, Critique, and Network with Artists From Around the World at MECAs MFA in Studio Art Program "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Reflections (Installation detail), Summer 2016, Jacqualyn Luca 18 (photo by R.Katz)

Summer Intensives
Over eight weeks in the summer all of our students are in residence in Portland, Maine. As the first and fourth term in a six trimester course, these function as catalysts for community and exchange as seven select Visiting Faculty accompany a Core Faculty for lectures and studio visits. These summers are experimental grounds of study, making, and collaboration that both introduce our students to the program and also serve as pivotal interchanges in their careers.

Residency Options
The option of whether to remain in Portland for the Fall and Spring trimesters is up to the student with advisement from faculty. Low Residency students enjoy flexibility in both location, but also in scheduling. Our Full Residency students are immersed the culture of our vibrant Bachelors program, serving as teaching assistance and participating in the classroom. We have seen students successfully navigate between these two paths, when suiting the practice and coursework.

Scholarship Programs
To accompany a variety of scholarships opportunities, the Maine College of Art now offers one full-tuition scholarship. Applications for this largest award are due on January 26, 2018. The priority applications deadline is February 19, 2018.

Informational Meetings
The MFA Program will be at Graduate Portfolio Review Days in San Francisco (October 22), New York City (October 29), Chicago (November 4), and Austin (November 18).

Learn more at meca.edu/mfa.

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21:22

Review: The Yongnuo 40mm f/2.8 Pancake Lens for Nikon is Bad "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

As far as I am aware, Yongnuos latest entry in its ultra-cheap prime lens lineup is the first F-mount 40mm pancake lens that features autofocus. I was excited to hear the announcement back in September as Ive always been jealous of Canon users and their 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens with its ridiculously slim profile.

The closest we have for Nikons F-mount is the manual focus Series E 50mm f/1.8 lens, the manual focus Nikkor 45mm f/2.8 lenses, and the manual focus Voigtlnder 40mm f/2 lens. Ive longed for an F-mount autofocus pancake lens since I was first struck with GAS, and now with Yongnuos release, it looked like I would finally be getting my fix.

Alas, all of the merits for this $94 lens aside, its biggest failing is its utterly incompetent autofocus capabilities.

The Good

  • The size is right. Not quite as slim as Canons 40mm pancake lens, but smaller than anything else Nikon is offering.
  • Decent enough image quality wide open. I dont really care about sharpness especially corner sharpness too much, but I have had some lenses look just absolutely atrocious when not stopped down and this is not one of them.
  • Close enough focus. Not nearly macro level magnification, but a minimum focusing distance just under 0.3 meters gives you bigger magnification than Nikons 50mm offerings.
  • The price. I paid $94 on Amazon for a f/2.8 lens thats actually usable at f/2.8.
It comes with a USB port through which you can update firmware if you own a PC and in which you can collect dirt and dust if you own a Mac.

The Bad

  • Plasticky filth all around. The mount is metal, and thank goodness for that, but just about everything else is plastic. I actually prefer quality plastic to quality metal as I place a premium on weight reduction, but this is not quality. This is garbage plastic. Ive owned several plastic kit lens and loved them all, but this lens just feels wrong.
  • The autofocus sucks. Just awful. Imagine the glory days of contrast-detection autofocus from your first point and shoot back in 2004. Now imagine that camera trying to autofocus on a clear white wall in the middle of a dense fog. At night. Thats what trying to autofocus with this lens feels like. And its noisy as hell too, which ordinarily wouldnt bother me but Im tired of defending this lens so Im gonna mention i.........

21:15

Bank of Canada Announces Phase 3 of 'Project Jasper' DLT Trial "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Canada's central bank is gearing up for the next phase of its "Project Jasper" blockchain research initiative, according to a new announcement.

21:15

12 Times I Wish I didnt have to Say Me Too. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This is for every single person who commented "me too" this weekend.

21:09

Ginsenoside Rg3 has an analgesic effects. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Eur Surg Res. 2016 ;57(3-4):211-223. Epub 2016 Jul 22. PMID: 27441690 Abstract Title:  Antinociceptive Effects of Ginsenoside Rg3 in a Rat Model of Incisional Pain. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Ginsenoside Rg3 is an extract of total ginseng saponins, which accounts for 4.7% of all saponins. This study aimed to identify the mechanisms of the antinociceptive effects of ginsenoside Rg3.METHODS: Rats were randomly divided into six groups, which were treated with vehicle or 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, or 4 mg/kg of ginsenoside Rg3 intraperitoneally 2 h after a plantar incision was made. To evaluate the mechanisms of antinociceptive effects, the rats were intraperitoneally injected with naloxone 5 mg/kg, atropine 1 mg/kg, yohimbine 2 mg/kg, mecamylamine 1 mg/kg, prazosin 1 mg/kg, and dexmedetomidine 5g/kg. Hyperalgesia produced by the plantar incision was assessed using von Frey filaments 1 day before the incision (BI) and 2 h after the plantar incision (AP); this measurement was repeated at 15, 30, 45, 60, 80, 100 and 120 min, and 24 and 48 h after the injection of ginsenoside Rg3. Serum interleukin-1 (IL-1) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels were measured 1 day before incision and 120 min, 24 h, and 48 h after the injection of ginsenoside Rg3 or vehicle.RESULTS: The mechanical withdrawal threshold (MWT) significantly increased in the group that received ginsenoside Rg3. The dose-MWT response showed a curvilinear, bell-shaped relationship. The maximum MWT was found with the administration of ginsenoside Rg3 at 1.5 mg/kg; MWT decreased to 2 and 4 mg/kg. Yohimbine diminished the analgesic effect of ginsenoside Rg3. Prazosin and dexmedetomidine increased the analgesic effect of ginsenoside Rg3. IL-1 and IL-6 appeared significantly lower relative to control group.CONCLUSIONS: Ginsenoside Rg3 has an analgesic effect with a curvilinear dose-response relationship. Alpha 2 adrenergic receptor appeared to be related to the analgesic effect of ginsenoside Rg3. Also, the anti-inflammatory effect of ginsenoside Rg3 could be related to its analgesic effect.

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21:05

Abused Carriage Horse Can't Believe It When He Sees His New Home "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In a distressing video, an old carriage horse lies on the street as a man beats him hard with a whip, trying to get the horse to stand up. Each time the whip hits him, the horses flinches, but he isnt able to  or doesnt want to get up.

Eventually, a few people pull the horse back up to a standing position. But this isnt much of an improvement  the man with the whip simply adjusts the horses reins (which are still attached to a carriage containing passengers), preparing to make him work again.

An animal lover took this video in Jakarta, Indonesia, last month where the horse, Chester, had spent the last 10 years pulling a carriage. They sent the footage to the Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JAAN), an organization that helps both wild and domestic animals in Indonesia.

Femke Den Haas, founder of JAAN, knew she had to do something to help Chester.

Chester is not the first horse I have seen in this state collapsing on the street and being hit, Den Haas told The Dodo. I have seen three other cases, including a fatal one.

Den Haas didnt waste a minute. She figured out where the owner lived, and went there to speak to him. Chester and his owner hadnt returned from work yet, but when they did, Den Haas was shocked to see Chesters poor state of health.

Credit: Jakarta Animal Aid Network

He arrived in the rain, soaking wet, Den Haas said. He was extremely skinny and looked exhausted. His legs [were] swollen. He looked like a broken soul with no life in his eyes. Just exhausted and full of sadness.

Fortunately, the law was on Chesters side, and Den Haas knew this beating Chester was illegal in Indonesia.

Indonesia has an animal welfare law ... which was formed to specifically protect carriage and working horses, Den Haas said. It explains that horses and other animals shouldn't be put in pain, and should be cared for with shelter [and] proper food and housing and working hours.

While the authorities dont always enforce this law, Den Haas persuaded the owner to surrender Chester to her.
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21:00

Intensifying Typhoon Lan threatens Japan but may miss mainland "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Dr. Ryan Maue, now of weather.us has been tracking Typhoon Lan, which is predicted to become a super typhoon in the next two days. Here in a recent model output for Saturday: He notes: HWRF develops concentric eyewalls massive size Typhoon Lan. Research Maps page: http://wx.graphics/models/hwrf/hwrf.php  He adds: HWRF 18z hurricane model convinced that

21:00

Olympic Athletes Could Soon Face Being Microchipped Like Dogs To Compete "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

microchip

While some say microchipping humans is the wave of the future, others think it could be the Biblical mark of the beast. Regardless, the next group to face the potentiality of being microchipped like dogs are Olympic athletes.

According to WND, the head of an association of Olympic athletes wants to require anyone who participates in the Summer or Winter Games to be implanted with a tracking chip to prevent the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Mike Miller, the CEO of the World Olympians Association, remarked recently at an anti-doping forum in London that athletes should accept digital implants or be barred from Olympic-level competition, according to The Guardian.

Speaking to anti-doping leaders at a Westminster forum on integrity in sport, Miller said: In order to stop doping we need to chip our athletes where the latest technology is there. He continued, saying: Microchips get over the issue of whether the technology can be manipulated because they [athletes] have no control over the device. The problem with the current anti-doping system is that all it says is that at a precise moment in time there are no banned substances but we need a system which says you are illegal substance-free at all times and if there are changes in markers they will be detected.

Consumer privacy expert Liz McIntyre, the co-author of Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Purchase and Watch Your Every Move, called Millers proposal outrageous, insisting no human being should ever be forced to accept a tracking implant to fully participate in society. Miller reiterates that it isnt about privacy, however, and Olympic athletes arent exactly regular members of society. Some people say its an invasion of p...

Olympic Athletes Could Soon Face Being Microchipped Like Dogs To Compete "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

microchip

While some say microchipping humans is the wave of the future, others think it could be the Biblical mark of the beast. Regardless, the next group to face the potentiality of being microchipped like dogs are Olympic athletes.

According to WND, the head of an association of Olympic athletes wants to require anyone who participates in the Summer or Winter Games to be implanted with a tracking chip to prevent the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Mike Miller, the CEO of the World Olympians Association, remarked recently at an anti-doping forum in London that athletes should accept digital implants or be barred from Olympic-level competition, according to The Guardian.

Speaking to anti-doping leaders at a Westminster forum on integrity in sport, Miller said: In order to stop doping we need to chip our athletes where the latest technology is there. He continued, saying: Microchips get over the issue of whether the technology can be manipulated because they [athletes] have no control over the device. The problem with the current anti-doping system is that all it says is that at a precise moment in time there are no banned substances but we need a system which says you are illegal substance-free at all times and if there are changes in markers they will be detected.

Consumer privacy expert Liz McIntyre, the co-author of Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Purchase and Watch Your Every Move, called Millers proposal outrageous, insisting no human being should ever be forced to accept a tracking implant to fully participate in society. Miller reiterates that it isnt about privacy, however, and Olympic athletes arent exactly regular members of society. Some people say its an invasion of privacy, Miller said. Well, sport is a club and people dont have to join the club if they dont want to, if they cant follow the rules.

Although Miller didnt specify what kind of microchip technology he was considering, McIntyre pointed out there are RFID chips with sensors that could detect the health status of a host or substances in th...

20:52

Urbex Photographer Dies After Falling from 20th Floor of Chicago Hotel "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

An urbex photographer was killed after he fell from the 20th floor of a luxury hotel in Chicago.

CBS Chicago reports that 44-year-old Eric Paul Janssen died on Monday at around 3:30 p.m. while trespassing at the LondonHouse Chicago luxury riverfront hotel. After falling from a 20th floor wall, Janssen landed on a 6th-floor rooftop 14 stories below.

Janssen was reportedly shooting photos on the 20th-floor ledge when the accident occurred, sources tell CBS Chicago.

The photographer had nearly 4,000 followers on Instagram, where he regularly shared photos captured in run-down, abandoned locations as well as the rooftops of tall city buildings.

Chicago has been an amazing experience, Janssen wrote in his last Instagram post, shared the same day as his fall. Made some new friends. Reconnected with some old friends. Had a really wonderful time exploring this great city.

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20:50

Supreme Court declines to hear New Mexico Ten Commandments case "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

WASHINGTON DC  The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case brought forth by two Pagans concerning the Ten Commandments monument previously erected in front of Bloomfield City Hall. Because SCOTUS declined to hear the case, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals decision, stating that the monument should be removed, will stand.

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Wiccan Priestess Janie Felix and Pagan Buford Coone, with the full support of the ACLU, challenged their home city of Bloomfields installation of a Ten Commandants monument on public property in 2014.

The ACLU argued that city officials accorded preferential treatment to the monuments sponsors, disregarding many city ordinances and policy requirements that would regulate the monuments installation.

Ms. Felix said she is happy the justice system worked in this case and hopes it sets a solid legal precedent for future cases. She says that she is also thankful to the ACLU for their assistance.

I am grateful for the help and driving force of the ACLU in supporting this important legal fight. I find it sad the the City of Bloomfield was so misguided in this case, money was squandered by the city to pursue the appeals, money that is owed the ACLU for court fees, which they will be hard pressed to pay. It has been hinted that I am to blame!

History of the Monument
On April 3, 2007, Bloomfields Councilor Kevin Mauzy made a presentation of a monument to display the Ten Commandments in front of Bloomfield City Hall serving as a historical and art display for the city.

As noted in the official meeting minutes, the proposal was approved and the funds were to come from private donations from the community.

In 2014 testimony as reported by The Albuquerque Journal, Mauzy said, [The monument] was not for religious purposes. It was for historical purposes and to beautify the city.

After the approval, the Council adopted a resolution permitting private citizens, groups and organizations to sponsor displays on City Halls lawn. The official resolution outlined the scope and approval process for such an installation. For example one requirement states that all displays must reflect the history and heritage of the Citys law and government.

There was an almost immediate outcry from people of many religious backgrounds. At the 2007 meeti...

20:45

Woman Hand Sews Eclectic Kimono to Honor Her Japanese and Scottish Ancestry "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Handmade Kimono by Maya Caulfield

A kimono is traditionally a Japanese garment, but it has, in recent years, undergone cultural transformations. One striking way is via Western influence; for nuptials that combine elements of Japanese culture and Christian traditions, a kimono wedding dress is a popular choice. Another recent collaboration between Norwegian designer T-Michael and Tokyo-based company Y. & Sons blends the aesthetic of the iconic robes with minimalist Scandinavian style. While these examples speak more generally to an overall shift in how people imagine kimonos, there are other iterations of the garment that reflect the individual.

Maya Caulfield recently completed a handmade kimono that celebrates her half Scottish and half Japanese ancestry in one eclectic garment. Created in a traditional kimono silhouette, the fabric is sourced from different types of plaid, from tartan to buffalo check. I don't usually make textile art, Caulfield tells My Modern Met via email, but I do make my own clothes on occasion and I always make sure that they are very personal to me and one of a kindI don't want to sew something that someone else would have in their closet.

Caulfields inspiration for the kimono came from her involvement in the streetwear community; she saw how designers like Rick Owens and Rei Kawakubo fused traditional fashion with modern design. From there, I went to thrift stores in Denver and bought huge plastic bags of men's plaid button-down shirts and boxer shorts. I washed them THOROUGHLY, and cut them into different-sized rectangles.

Between starting and finishing the garment, she moved to Washington state and couldnt bring her sewing machine with her. I was forced to hand-sew the entire garment. The long journey (both literally and figuratively) was worth it. Caulfields one-of-a-kind piece represents the beauty that can come when elements of two cultures meet.

Maya Caulfield has created a handmade kimono that blends her Japanese and Scottish ancestry.

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20:45

Family Had No Idea What Their Dog Was Up To Until They Found A Note On His Collar "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

For Louie the dog's family, there's never been any doubt he's a good boy. But even they were astonished to learn about just how good a boy he really is.

In fact, now he's being called a hero.

Credit: Marolyn Diver

Louie is a sheepdog who lives with Marolyn Diver's parents in New Zealand. For as long as she's known him, the sweet pup has always loved heading out on little adventures through the farmland surrounding their property, but his wandering ways have waned with age. At 12 years old, as his body has slowed and his senses dulled, Louie seems to prefer keeping closer to the house nowadays. 

So, when the old dog disappeared one day recently while Marolyn was in town visiting, it was a cause of some concern.

"My mother was a little grumpy as she had thought he had stopped his wandering," Marolyn tells The Dodo. "We worried he might forget where his home was."

What they didn't know at the time was that Louie was off saving a life.

Credit: Marolyn Diver

After an entire afternoon had passed with no sign of Louie, his family was relieved at first to see him ambling back toward the house but then they noticed a note had been attached to his collar. Marolyn's first reaction was alarm. Was it a warning? Had Louie caused trouble, or crossed paths with the wrong person?

"He looked so exhausted, and had basically just collapsed," Marolyn says. "We were concerned someone might have hurt him. But after reading the note I felt complete and utter relief, then my heart melted."

That's when they learned what their dog had been up to:

"Louie is the hero of the day," the note read (corrected for spelling). "He led me to Maddy in distress stuck under a branch pile. Cheers, Rob."

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20:44

ESports Entrepreneurs Powered by Blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Who will be the first Blockchain project to tap into the $50 billion gaming assets market?

20:43

Teen Becomes First To Move Into UK Micro Home Built To Tackle Homelessness [Images] "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Did you know? According to an analysis by the Heriot-Watt University for Crisis, the number of homeless people in the UK is expected to double to half a million by the year 2041. The only way to prevent this, according to the report, is for the government to take immediate action. Fortunately, something of the sort is happening in Britain, where 18-year-old Kieran Evans became the first to move into a micro-home an abode which is part of a larger project designed to tackle the countrys homelessness crisis.

Last Thursday, Evans moved into the 186-square-feet home after it was air-lifted to a back garden of the summer. Reportedly, the structure draws inspiration from yachts and first-class airplanes. All in all, it cost 40,000 ($52,748.00 USD) to build.

Following are photos of the micro-home:

Credit: SWNS

For an entire year, Evans lived on the street. Now, he has a home in Barbourne, Worcester, and is hopeful to rebuild his life after experiencing homelessness first-hand. The project called iKozies is the first-of-its-kind in the world, and is being hailed as a cure to Britains homelessness problem and housing shortage.

If iKozies is successful, more micro-homes will be installed across the rest of the UK. Said Evans, who lived at a YMCA hostel before moving into temporary housing: Im ecstatic, genuinely so happy to have my own space. Its like a compact luxury apartment.

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20:37

Black raspberry extract showed antinociceptive activity against induced chronic muscle pain. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  BMC Complement Altern Med. 2016 Jul 11 ;16:202. Epub 2016 Jul 11. PMID: 27400712 Abstract Title:  Rubus occidentalis alleviates hyperalgesia induced by repeated intramuscular injection of acidic saline in rats. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the antinociceptive effect of black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis) fruit extract (ROE) in a rat model of chronic muscle pain and examine the mechanisms involved.METHODS: Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were used, and chronic muscle pain was induced by two injections of acidic saline into one gastrocnemius muscle. For the first experiment, 50 rats were randomly assigned to five groups. After the development of hyperalgesia, rats were injected intraperitoneally with 0.9 % saline or ROE (10, 30, 100, or 300 mg/kg). For the second experiment, 70 rats were randomly assigned to seven groups. Rats were injected intraperitoneally with saline, yohimbine, dexmedetomidine, prazosin, atropine, mecamylamine, or naloxone after the development of hyperalgesia. Ten minutes later, ROE (300 mg/kg) was administered intraperitoneally. For both experiments, the mechanical withdrawal threshold (MWT) was evaluated with von Frey filaments before the first acidic saline injection, 24 h after the second injection, and at 15, 30, 45, 60, 80, 100, and 120 min, 24 and 48 h afterthe drug administration.RESULTS: Compared with the control group, the MWT significantly increased up to 45 min after injection of ROE 100 mg/kg and up to 60 min after injection of ROE 300 mg/kg, respectively. Injection of ROE together with yohimbine or mecamylamine significantly decreased the MWT compared with the effect of ROE alone, while ROE together with dexmedetomidine significantly increased the MWT.CONCLUSIONS: ROE showed antinociceptive activity against induced chronic muscle pain, which may be mediated by2-adrenergic and nicotinic cholinergic receptors.

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20:34

5-Year-Old Empties Piggy Bank To Buy Milk For Classmate, Goes On To Raise Over $8,000 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Kids are taught from a young age that milk is a necessary and nutritious addition to any meal. (Note: this has since been debunked. Read more here). As a result, 5-year-old Sunshine Oelfeke couldnt help but notice that one of her classmates didnt have milk during their daily snack time. Rather than embarrass her friend or ask an adult for clarification, Sunshine decided to take matters into her own hands.

Approximately two weeks ago, the young girls grandmother, Jackie Sue, spotted Sunshine emptying her piggy bank and counting the coins. After tallying up the total, she dumped all of the change into a plastic bag and tucked it into her backpack. Understandably, Jackie Sue was confused as to what the kindergartner had planned, as Sunshine had been saving up for a snowmobile for years. She soon learned, however, and the answer blew her away.

Credit: GoFundMe

When asked why she was taking the coins to school, Sunshine responded:

Im going to take it for milk money. Im taking it for my friend Layla. She doesnt get milk her mom doesnt have milk money and I do.

Because of the compassionate intent, Sunshine was allowed to do with the money as she pleased. When Sunshine went to school the next day, she gave the coins to her kindergarten teacher. Reportedly, it totaled $30 after buying Laylas milk. When Sunshine didnt know until later is that there are 20 students in her class at Birchview Elementary School, located in Michigan. And, half of them cannot afford to buy $0.45 milk for snack time every day. The cost of ensuring every kid has milk at snack time is $180 per month. Thus, Sunshine hatched a new plan.

With the help of Jackie Sue, Sunshine started a GoFundMe page to raise money for the rest of the school year. News of Sunshines generosity has quickly spread, and now the campaign has generated more than $8,000! Said Jackie Sue:

Sunshine is 5 and doesnt grasp the concept of the HUGE impact she is maki...

20:28

Moscow ICO Conference to Be Held on November 7, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Moscow ICO Conference takes place first time in Moscow on November 7, 2017. Organizers are well-known Team, who created Moscow Affiliate Conference & Party , where we gathered 1500+ TOP affiliates and famous companies over the world, more than 50 countries in one place! This autumn we attract key players from cryptocurrency industry. In heart of Moscow, Continue reading Moscow ICO Conference to Be Held on November 7, 2017

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20:24

Billy Corgan: Shapeshifting Reptilians Run The Satanic Music Industry "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has opened up about his experiences in the record industry, telling Howard Stern that he has witnessed a shapeshifting humanoid in the flesh, before opening up to production staff after the show, informing them that the record industry-Illuminati is controlled by non-human reptilians.
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http://yournewswire.com/billy-corgan-shapeshifting-reptilians/

20:22

These results imply that BPA may lead to ovarian toxicity by increasing cumulus cells apoptosis. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Reprod Toxicol. 2017 Sep 22 ;74:189-194. Epub 2017 Sep 22. PMID: 28951153 Abstract Title:  Susceptibility of human cumulus cells to bisphenol a In vitro. Abstract:  Bisphenol A (BPA) is detectable in follicular fluid. However, the effect of BPA exposure on human cumulus cells (CC) that surround the oocyte and are crucial for oocyte competence has been largely unexplored. We exposed primary cultures of CC to increasing concentrations of BPA [0,0.002, 0.02 and 20g/mL] and tested the effects of BPA on the expression of genes associated with apoptosis using quantitative reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR); we also assessed the effect of BPA on apoptosis by staining with anti-caspase 3. Exposure to 20g/mL BPA led to significantly decreased expression of CDC20, BUB1B and HAS2 (p

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20:16

Pholio: A Searchable Hard Drive Thats Like an Offline Google Photos "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Pholio is a new device thats aiming to take on Google Photos with a hard drive for your photos thats searchable by using keywords. The difference here is that Pholio keeps your data secure, and searchable while remaining offline and not relying on cloud services.

Pholio has a 500GB capacity but, for those looking for more storage, there is a 2TB Pholio Pro available. Any devices you give access to can browse the hard drive, whether they are a Mac, PC, tablet, or smartphone.

Pholio already has 20,000 descriptors that it can harness to pull out the right photos for your keywords, but you can also tag your photos with new keywords so that it can keep learning.

It also has fast and accurate face detection, allowing you to collate an album of photos of a particular person. Pholio even allows you to search within videos, finding the perfect still shot without having to watch the full playback of the video.

In a coming update, there will be options for backup services and encryption, too.

It may not be part of the recent push toward cloud storage, but Pholio believes that keeping local control of your images is necessary. The device keeps your images in your own hands, rather than relying on you handing over your photos to other companies.

Heres a brief video introduction to Pholio:

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20:12

Pareto: The Peer to Peer Financial Content Marketplace Announces Token Sale "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

San Francisco, CA October 18, 2017 Pareto, the platform that will allow anyone to create & distribute actionable financial information about digital currencies, and get rewarded for it, announced the launch of their upcoming Token Sale with the first phase, Presale, which will begin on October 30th. Paretos whitelist is now open for Continue reading Pareto: The Peer to Peer Financial Content Marketplace Announces Token Sale

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20:10

Russias new CryptoRuble has likelihood of eventually being gold backed, and tied to China "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Russias new CryptoRuble has likelihood of eventually being gold backed, and tied to China by Ken Schortgen The Daily Economist Ironically there has been only a few countries that have been racing towards engineering a sovereign cryptocurrency as Blockchain...

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20:09

How To Grow Vegetables From Kitchen Scraps "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Source: How To Grow Vegetables From Kitchen Scraps For more content like this visit REALfarmacy.com.

Some of those food scraps youve been composting could have been grown into more food or even seeds for future planting. Critics say you might as well just buy a package of seeds for a couple bucks but for those who would rather save their dollars, these nifty tricks will give you food and seeds for []

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20:04

Discours officiel du Kianoush loccasion de la fte nationale Suisse 2017 Jussy [extrait] "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Mesdames et messieurs bonsoir! Je suis trs honor dtre invit et dtre prsent parmi vous ce soir. Jai dcid dtre dessinateur de presse lge de 19 ans quand jtais...Read More

20:00

Australian Senate Panel Throws Support Behind Crypto Exchange Bill "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Australia is moving ahead with plans to pass new regulations for the country's cryptocurrency exchange space.

20:00

Can Personal Carbon Trading Take Off On The Blockchain? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

CarbonX wants to make it simple to be rewarded for making sustainable consumer decisions.

Most of us subscribe to the science of climate change, but few of us actually make strenuous efforts to reduce our carbon footprint. We might buy the odd energy-saving lightbulb, yet many of us will still board a flight to see Grandma at Thanksgiving. A single flight from New York to Denver, let us remind you, produces the equivalent CO2 emissions of driving a car 7,500 miles a yearwhich is to say, a lot.

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20:00

Caught Our Notice: Another retraction for researcher paid $100k to leave uni "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

When Retraction Watch began in 2010, our co-founders Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus quickly realized they couldnt keep up with the hundreds of retractions that appeared each year.  And the problem has only gotten worse although weve added staff, the number of retractions issued each year has increased dramatically. According to our growing database, just shy of []

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20:00

Hallelujah!: You Can Stream Every Leonard Cohen Album in a 22-Hour Chronological Playlist (1967-2016) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Everybody knows the war is over. Everybody knows the good guys lost.

Perhaps no one since Thomas Hardy has matched Leonard Cohen in the dogged persistence of literary bleakness. Cohens entry into a Zen monastery in 1996 was a response to a sense of despair that Ive always had, he said in an interview that year. Ten years later, Cohen told Terry Gross on NPRs Fresh Air, I had a great sense of disorder in my life of chaos, of depression, of distress. And I had no idea where this came from. And the prevailing psychoanalytic explanations at the time didnt seem to address the things I felt.

Only a handful of people on the planet have experienced the life of chaos Leonard Cohen lived as an acclaimed poet, novelist, singer, and one of the most beloved songwriters of the last several decades. But millions identify with his emotional turmoil. Cohens expressions of despairand of reverence, defiance, love, hatred, and lustspeak across generations, telling truths few of us confess but, just maybe, everybody knows. Cohen's death last year brought his career back into focus. And despite the mournful occasion for revisiting his work, he may be just the songwriter many of us need right now.




The great themes in Cohens work come together in his most famous song, Hallelujah, which has, since he first recorded it in 1984 to little notice, become everybodys Hallelujah, writes Ashley Fetters at The Atlantic, in a succession of covers and interpretations from Jeff Buckley and Rufus Wainwright to Shrek and The X Factor. It is here that the depths of despair and heights of transcendence meet, the sexual and the spiritual reach an accord: This world is full of conflicts and full of things that cannot be reconciled, Cohen has said of the song. But there are moments when we can reconcile and embrace the whol...

19:56

No Paint Horizontal Closet Organizer "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

What is worse than piles of dirty laundry?

I'd have to say piles of clean laundry with no closet to put it all away.  Then it gets mixed up with the dirty laundry, and you end up with twice as big piles of laundry that you have to treat as dirty laundry.  You know what I'm talking about here.

We've recently moved into the new house, and first up, I insisted that we have one working closet in the house.  

We've done lots of closets in the past, but this time, I got a little crazy and ditched the vertical organizer.

Yep, we went all horizontal on this closet. 

And this is why -

No more bending down low to reach a bottom shelf.  Or reaching up high to hang clothes.  And it's easy to fold and put away jeans at the perfect height.

We did lose about 2-1/2 feet of closet rod storage, trading it for 8 feet of shelving space at an easy to reach height.  

This is for a 5 foot wide closet opening (6 feet interior closet width).  If your closet is a different width it will affect your storage solution, both vertically and horizontally.

I'm so glad we went with the horizontal closet.  We love how functional and easy to reach everything is, and love the extra shelving storage for folded clothes and baskets for socks and underwear.  

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19:54

Please Donate to Prepare for Change "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Friends, Members and Volunteers

As we head into the year end festivities and look forward to the transition to the New Society, the Prepare for Change team is preparing to grow into a meaningful resource for all of humanity. The Event is for us all, particularly those whose lives are filled with concern for their loved ones for whatever reason. It is this caring for others that will bring the true rewards of our New Society.

Now is the time of giving to our loved ones and family members, a time for us all to reflect on the needs of those around us.

Prepare for Change needs donations, but not at the expense of giving to the ones who look into your eyes and share their souls with you. Give to them first and give them all that you can and that they need.  If you can, please use the PayPal box on the right to donate to PFC!

Please know that we are with you at this time and feel as you do, that those within our reach are most important.

The Prepare for Change team is working for us all to lift the frequencies of our world with meditations and grid work to make every energy vortex and ley line surge with light and extinguish the darkness that seeks to overrun the joy of our lives and world.  It is a great work and we are forever in the debt of those share what little they can to help with this great effort. Regardless of the cost, we will continue to raise the hearts and minds of everyone we encounter. It is the only way we can light the shadows and banish...

19:52

Your Concise Guide to Gowanus Open Studios 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Inside Rachel Selekmans studio from the 2016 Gowanus Open Studios, Burst 4 (Taking Stock 2) (2016) (photo by Benjamin Sutton/Hyperallergic)

Gowanus Open Studios returns for the 21st time this Saturday and Sunday, October 2122. This years edition features over 300 participating artists who will open their spaces to the public to discuss art making, show work, and talk about their processes and lives in the Gowanus creative community.

A painting in progress inside Tony Geigers studio during the 2016 Gowanus Open Studios (photo by Benjamin Sutton/Hyperallergic)

As always, theres a huge range of artists participating, at all different career stages and working in almost every style and process imaginable. Sasha Chavchvadze (110 Nevins Street, ground floor) has been making mixed-media drawings and installations that deal with history (American Revolution, Cold War, modernism) for over 25 years, while the artist-run gallery Ortega y Gasset Projects (the Old American Can Factory, 232 Third Avenue) will present the NYC solo debut of Kuldeep Singh, a...

19:50

New Cartoonist: Darko Drljevic "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Darko

Darko Drljevic is our first cartoonist from Montenegro. His cartoons appear regularly in national and international magazines. He has received over 100 awards for his work in international competitions.

19:47

Zeiss Unveils the Milvus 25mm f/1.4 for Canon and Nikon DSLRs "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Zeiss has just announced the Milvus 25mm f/1.4 lens, adding the 11th lens to the Milvus family of full frame DSLR lenses. Its the fourth Milvus lens to have fixed aperture of f/1.4, joining the 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm.

The Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 was developed for Canon and Nikon DSLR users who shoot landscape and architecture, as well as for photojournalists who need a wide lens for photos and videos.

The completely new optical design ensures superior performance across the entire image field, says Zeiss Product Manager Christophe Casenave. This results in high-contrast photos and a harmonious bokeh.

Even at full aperture, there are hardly any color fringes. The finest details can be reproduced in high definition and contrast all the way into the corners.

Here are...

19:42

Channeling Dead German Poets: Taking Other Peoples Alternate Realities Seriously "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The first time I became aware that the voices I heard were about to change from being mostly bizarre, irrational and unaccountable, as they are for so many people doing things like telling me that the world was being taken over by psychics, for instance, or that I was about to win the lottery was one day a little more than two years ago when I was walking down the hallway of the psych hospital in which I was then being confined against my will.

I had come to be in that psych hospital as a result of how my psychotic process or, as I think of it, my alternate reality had taken off again following my decision not to take antipsychotics anymore, a decision that I had taken because I had come to believe that antipsychotics were far more harmful than the vast majority of people were aware of. I had also come to the tentative conclusion, based on what I was reading at the time (like Mad In America), that even as terrible as my own experience of voicehearing and of going into an alternate reality had been, it was still possible that I might be able get through it all and maybe even live without antipsychotic drugs. I do not, by the way, believe in rebound psychosis, even though that might seem to be what I was experiencing. I think it is simply that we live in a physical universe that God created, and that the spiritual world is simply a part of that physical universe, and thus it is possible that drugs can disrupt the spiritual experience. God, after all, as C.S. Lewis said, actually likes physical matter; He created it.

In line with this, I believe that after I came off antipsychotics I became vulnerable to so-called spiritual forces once again, and I entered a world that operates under different rules and principles than most of us are used to. I did this because I believed that if I ever wanted to live in freedom again, I would have to take the chance that this alternate reality might once again claim my existence. That had been my hope, anyway, even if at that point, walking down the psych ward hallway, I was once more held deep in the clutches of this alternate reality.

I believe that the greatest problem that we have with psychosis, voicehearing, and schizophrenia in the modern world is a simple lack of comprehension on the part of other people that what we experience is actually real, even if it might seem intractably bizarre from the outside. After all, its not that were any more dangerous than other people, or that were really all that different from other people in any other way. Its simply that most people have no idea what were talking about most of the time because they havent encountered it themselves. Even when other people do listen to us, they usually want to reinterpret what we say into the kind of terms that they themselves can understand, into terms which make sense according to their own world views such as the idea that w...

19:41

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Tonga "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Tonga at 12:00 UTC on October 18, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 46 km (28.6 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located...... Read more

Asteroid 2017 UF discovered a day after 0.99 LD Earth flyby "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 UF flew past Earth at 0.99 LD (~380 160 km / 236 220 miles) on October 15, 2017, one day before it was discovered. This is the 38th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year....... Read more

Six missing after severe storm hits Queensland, Australia "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Severe weather warnings for the coastal trough which has delivered significant rainfall for Queensland over the past few days have now been canceled. However, flood warnings remain in place as some of the areas recorded between 300 and 500 mm (11.8 - 19.7 inches) of...... Read more

One mans quest to save the worlds wildest places: Hansjrg Wyss "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In the late 1950s, a young graduate student from Switzerland named Hansjrg Wyss took a summer job with the Colorado Highway Department. In his free time, he explored, climbed, and camped in the wilds of the Rocky Mountains. That summer left an indelible impression on Wyss, who later went on to found a medical device company that developed technologies to help people heal from severe injuries. But while Wyss found great success in business, he never lost his passion for nature. As his means increased, Wyss became one of the worlds most generous philanthropists, supporting causes ranging from the arts to social justice to science to conservation. In 2013 he signed The Giving Pledge, committing to donate the majority of his fortune to charitable causes. Much of Wysss support of conservation has focused on creating permanent public access to the rugged landscapes of the American West: Wyomings Hoback Basin, Atlantic salmon spawning grounds along the Penobscot River in Maine, the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and Stornetta Public Lands in California, Montanas Crown of the Continent, and lands along the Hoh River in Washington, to name a few. To date, he has helped permanently protect more than 27 million acres of land in the U.S. and around the world. Hansjrg Wyss While Wysss conservation philanthropy initially targeted rugged landscapes in the U.S., in recent years it has expanded to other regions, including the Amazon rainforest, African savannas and forests, and the Carpathian Mountains in Romania. The overarching strategy abroad is

19:27

An Exquisite Collection of Paper Pop-Ups Designed by Peter Dahmen "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From commercial packaging to artistic creations fused with geometry, paper designer Peter Dahmen is a true master of the pop-up. This new video titled Most Satisfying Video of Pop-Up Cards is a portfolio of sorts spanning the last several years of his work engineering elaborate objects that unfold from the pages of books or the confines of tiny boxes. You can go behind the scenes a bit more in this 2014 film on Dahmen from Christopher Helkey, and you can also try building some of his original designs with these free online tutorials. (via The Kid Should See This)

19:26

Five Ways to Rewild the World "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This post Five Ways to Rewild the World was created by Gary Z McGee for Fractal Enlightenment. You should consider visiting Fractal Enlightenment - ~ We Are All One for more awesome posts.

Human beings are the only creatures on earth that claim a God, and the only living thing that behaves like ...

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19:20

7 Tips for Getting Natural Smiles in Photos "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Getting someone to smile naturally on camera can sometimes be a difficult task. Heres a 2-minute video by photographer Mathieu Stern in which he shares 7 techniques for getting your subject to grin from ear to ear in seconds.

It is often said that the engaging of the eyes makes a smile natural, but thats not something that can be easily faked. Even though some of Sterns ideas and tips may seem cheesy, that in itself may be enough to squeeze out a natural smile, or chuckle, from a model.

Something as simple as saying money instead of cheese when smiling works wonders. Pronouncing money ensures that the model drops their jaw as well, leading to that golden smile. It also has that surprising, novelty factor which can be quite amusing and unexpected.

Another super simple thing to do is to encourage your model to relax their facial muscles. This makes for a very subtle, but equally drastic, change to the shot. Its very easy for someone to tense up their face without realizing it, and simple encouragement to focus on those muscles will return them to a more natural look.

Check out the video above for more advice on drawing out real smiles.

19:19

Our findings suggest that BPA inhibits nerve conduction in a manner independent of estrogen receptors. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Biochem Biophys Rep. 2017 Jul ;10:145-151. Epub 2017 Mar 23. PMID: 28955742 Abstract Title:  Bisphenol A inhibits compound action potentials in the frog sciatic nerve in a manner independent of estrogen receptors. Abstract:  Although the endocrine disruptor bisphenol A (BPA) is reported to inhibit nerve conduction, the underlying mechanisms are unclear. Therefore, in the present study, we examined the effect of BPA on compound action potentials (CAPs) recorded from the frog sciatic nerve using the air-gap method. Treatment of the sciatic nerve with BPA (0.5 mM) for 20 min reduced the peak amplitude of the CAP by approximately 60% in a partially reversible manner. The reduction in the CAP peak amplitude was concentration-dependent, with a half-maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50) value of 0.31 mM. This effect of BPA was unaffected by an estrogen-receptor antagonist, 4-hydroxytamoxifen, which by itself reduced CAP peak amplitude, with an IC50 value of 0.26 mM (comparable to that of BPA). The natural estrogen 17-estradiol, at the highest dissolvable concentration (0.05 mM), had an effect similar to that of BPA. The IC50 value of BPA was comparable to those of some local anesthetics in inhibiting frog CAPs. Our findings suggest that BPA inhibits nerve conduction in a manner independent of estrogen receptors. This action of BPA may underlie, at least in part, the neurotoxicity of the compound.

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19:18

Win a Trip to the Engadget Experience in LA, a Celebration of Art and Tech (Sponsor) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

For one day only in Los Angeles, a series of futuristic art installations and panels will bring together some of the brightest minds in art, entertainment, and technology. The Engadget Experience will be an opportunity to experience one-of-a-kind art exhibits and hear from the artists behind these projects. The Engadget Experience will take place at LAs Ace Hotel on November 14th, and you can win tickets to be there.

To make The Engadget Experience happen, Engadget gave out the largest prizes ever in the field of immersive tech$100,000 apiece to teams creating art from VR, artificial intelligence and even search results.

The artistic projects that will be part of the experience include:

    Dance with flARmingos, a mixed reality experience that features a interspecies dance between humans and flamingos. For artist Kristin Lucas, its an opportunity to depart from a human-centered worldview.
    Dinner Party, a virtual-reality thriller based on the true story of the Betty and Barney Hill UFO-abduction incident, the first nationally known UFO abduction in American history.
    Mappers Delight, a cultural tale representing worlds, experiences and gameplay told through hip-hop.
    Untrained Eyes, a conceptual technology project that takes its inspiration from observing the explicit bias that can be found during everyday image searches within Google and other public-image archives.
    Your Hands Are Feet, an interactive room-scale VR experience that places you in surreal realities made up of experiential metaphors.

19:17

Lab Creates Copy of Fahrenheit 451 That Can Only Be Read When Heat Is Added To It "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The unique copy was a collaboration between the lab and the graphic design collective Super Terrain. As TwistedSifter reports, the lab-made pages are covered in what appears to be black soot but is actually a screen-printed layer. In order to read the words, high temperatures must be applied.

Fahrenheit 451 was published in 1953 and is set in dystopian America where books are prohibited. Firemen are no longer relied on to put out fires but to start them to eradicate books. The story follows Guy Montag as he slowly begins to understand the world around him. Reportedly, the inspiration behind the new experimental edition is found in the books tagline, which reads, Fahrenheit 451 the temperature at which book paper catches fire, and burns.

A video demonstrating the fireproof fictional work was recently shared to Instagram, with the caption: This week our colleagues from Super Terrain are working in the Lab as a last stop on their all-over-Europe printing adventures. They showed us this remarkable book they made Fahrenheit 451.

If youd like to get your hands on a fireproof copy of Fahrenheit 451 for yourself, you may be in luck. When asked on Instagram, the group replied: Were working on it! Stay tuned.

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19:15

Turning wasted Methane into liquid fuel "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From the MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY A new way to harness wasted methane Approach developed at MIT could help curb needless flaring of potent greenhouse gas. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Methane gas, a vast natural resource, is often disposed of through burning, but new research by scientists at MIT could make it easier to capture this gas

19:14

Justice System Will Allow Toddler To Die Because Kidney Donor Violated Parole "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This is one of the most gut-wrenching things Ive ever come across. A two-year-old born without kidneys has a chance to live due to finding the perfect donor. The willing donor is the childs own father....

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19:12

XinFin CTO Karan Bhardwaj Discusses Their Upcoming Blockchain Trade and Finance Platform "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In our constant lookout for the most interesting blockchain projects, we have come across many. Their ability to spot the drawbacks of traditional methods and provide efficient and cheaper solutions makes them unique. XinFin is one such project that caught our eye in the middle of a regular day. After going through their elaborately written Continue reading XinFin CTO Karan Bhardwaj Discusses Their Upcoming Blockchain Trade and Finance Platform

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19:11

Dr. Steven Greer Interviewed by the Health Ranger: Secret Groups Planning False Flag Alien Attack to Roll out World Government "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


(Stillness in the Storm Editor) The following is an interview with Dr. Steven Greer and Mike Adams wherein Dr. Greer discusses his theory that a cosmic false flag event is slated to occur in the near future. This is a contentious question in ufology, not only because it suggests the military industrial complex wants to use the notion of negative ETs to further a political agenda, but also because Dr. Greer asserts there are no negative ETs at all. Despite the uncertainty surrounding this information, there is much that can be gained in contemplating it. 
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19:09

Adobe Photoshop CC Gets Curvature Pen, Brush Upgrades, and More "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Adobe has just announced its October 2017 update of Photoshop CC, which comes with a number of new features and improvements to the photo editing program. Big ones in this release include a brand new Curvature Pen Tool and improved brush preset management.

Heres a rundown of whats new.

A New Curvature Pen Tool

The new Curvature Pen Tool, which we shared a sneak peek of last month, is a new way to create curved paths quickly, intuitively, and precisely. It lets you push and pull segments of the path instead of using Bezier handles.

Learning how to draw a curve doesnt have to be so hard, Adobe says. We are releasing a new curvature drawing tool that is much more similar to Illustrators. If you have already invested the time to learn the current Photoshop pen tool, its still there for you, too. If youre just getting started drawing curved lines, I suggest you start with the new one we are shipping today.

Brushes Get a Major Upgrade

Brushes are getting some major improvements. First off, the brush organization has been reworked, something Adobe says has been the #1 request of all time. You can now drag and drop to reorder, create folders and sub-folders, scale the brush stroke preview, toggle new view modes, and save brush presets (with opacity, flow, blend mode, and color specified).

Youll also find that brushes are more responsive now with a faster reaction time, especially if you...

19:05

Republicans should impeach trump, a good cartoon. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"



Republicans should impeach trump, a good cartoon.

19:05

How The Elite Dominate The World Part 2: 99.9% Of The Global Population Lives In A Country With A Central Bank "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse

central-bank

Even though the nations of the world are very deeply divided on almost everything else, somehow virtually all of them have been convinced that central banking is the way to go. Today, less than 0.1% of the population of the world lives in a country that does not have a central bank. Do you think that there is any possible way that this is a coincidence? And it is also not a coincidence that we are now facing the greatest debt bubble in the history of the world. In Part I of this series, I discussed the fact that total global debt has reached 217 trillion dollars. Once you understand that central banks are designed to create endless debt, and once you understand that 99.9% of the global population lives in a country that has a central bank, then it finally makes sense why we have accumulated so much debt. The elite of the world use debt as a tool of enslavement, and central banking has allowed them to literally enslave the entire planet.

Some of you may not be familiar with how a central bank differs from a normal bank. The following definition of a central bank comes from Wikipedia

central bankreserve bank, or monetary authority is an institution that manages a states currencymoney supply, and interest r.........

How The Elite Dominate The World Part 2: 99.9% Of The Global Population Lives In A Country With A Central Bank "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse

central-bank

Even though the nations of the world are very deeply divided on almost everything else, somehow virtually all of them have been convinced that central banking is the way to go. Today, less than 0.1% of the population of the world lives in a country that does not have a central bank. Do you think that there is any possible way that this is a coincidence? And it is also not a coincidence that we are now facing the greatest debt bubble in the history of the world. In Part I of this series, I discussed the fact that total global debt has reached 217 trillion dollars. Once you understand that central banks are designed to create endless debt, and once you understand that 99.9% of the global population lives in a country that has a central bank, then it finally makes sense why we have accumulated so much debt. The elite of the world use debt as a tool of enslavement, and central banking has allowed them to literally enslave the entire planet.

Some of you may not be familiar with how a central bank differs from a normal bank. The following definition of a central bank comes from Wikipedia

central bankreserve bank, or monetary authority is an institution that manages a states currencymoney supply, and interest rates. Central banks also usually oversee the...

19:04

400 Mysterious Ancient Stone Structures Discovered In Saudi Arabia "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Almost 400 mysterious stone structures dating back thousands of years have been discovered in Saudi Arabia, with a few of these wall-like formations draping across old lava domes, archaeologists report.

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19:00

Doctors in Puerto Rico Practice Medicine In Post-Apocalyptic Conditions "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Nearly four weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, doctors are experiencing post-apocalyptic conditions. The reality doctors in Puerto Rico are facing is similar to that from a dystopian novel.

Doctors are conducting surgical procedures in sweltering 95-degree heat, experience malfunctioning X-ray machines, and have seen medications literally melting. Were practicing disaster medicine in real life, said Dr. William Kotler, a senior resident in emergency medicine at Florida Hospital in Orlando, who spent two weeks volunteering on the island earlier this month. We improvise if we have to, with very little resources.

Arriving one week after Hurricane Maria made landfall, Dr. Kotler and four other emergency physicians from Florida Hospital in Orlando, finished up a volunteer mission on the devastated island. They were the first medical relief team the hospital sent to the island. We went in blind, said Dr. Julian Trivino, who was among the first team of volunteers.

A second team arrived on October 8th and will stay for two weeks to assist those who need medical attention. When the physicians arrived in the town of Aguadilla on the northwestern tip of the island, the local hospital was in bad shape. The hurricane had almost completely taken down the entire electrical grid and knocked out communications. I got there and immediately had a patient with serious head injuries from a car accident, said Trivino, who is the chief resident in emergency medicine.

Access to electricity was so poor that Trivino couldnt conduct a CT scan, but he was able to do an X-ray. To review the films, he had to go outside and hold the films up to the sunlight to see anything. Afterward, he used one of the teams two satellite phones to arrange for....

Doctors in Puerto Rico Practice Medicine In Post-Apocalyptic Conditions "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

 (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Nearly four weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, doctors are experiencing post-apocalyptic conditions. The reality doctors in Puerto Rico are facing is similar to that from a dystopian novel.

Doctors are conducting surgical procedures in sweltering 95-degree heat, experience malfunctioning X-ray machines, and have seen medications literally melting. Were practicing disaster medicine in real life, said Dr. William Kotler, a senior resident in emergency medicine at Florida Hospital in Orlando, who spent two weeks volunteering on the island earlier this month. We improvise if we have to, with very little resources.

Arriving one week after Hurricane Maria made landfall, Dr. Kotler and four other emergency physicians from Florida Hospital in Orlando, finished up a volunteer mission on the devastated island. They were the first medical relief team the hospital sent to the island. We went in blind, said Dr. Julian Trivino, who was among the first team of volunteers.

A second team arrived on October 8th and will stay for two weeks to assist those who need medical attention. When the physicians arrived in the town of Aguadilla on the northwestern tip of the island, the local hospital was in bad shape. The hurricane had almost completely taken down the entire electrical grid and knocked out communications. I got there and immediately had a patient with serious head injuries from a car accident, said Trivino, who is the chief resident in emergency medicine.

Access to electricity was so poor that Trivino couldnt conduct a CT scan, but he was able to do an X-ray. To review the films, he had to go outside and hold the films up to the sunlight to see anything. Afterward, he used one of the teams two satellite phones to arrange for the patient to go to a trauma center.

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19:00

The Art of Hand-Drawn Japanese Anime: A Deep Study of How Katsuhiro Otomos Akira Uses Light "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Animation before the days of modern computer graphics technology may impress today for the very reason that it had no modern computer graphics technology, or CGI, at its disposal. But if we really think about it and we really watch the animated masterpieces of those days we'll realize that much of it should impress us on many more levels than it already does. Take, for instance, Katsuhiro Otomo's 1988 cyberpunk vision Akira, one of the most beloved Japanese animated films of all time and the subject of the Nerdwriter video essay above, "How to Animate Light."

Akira, says Nerdwriter Evan Puschak, "is well known for its painstaking animation. Every frame of the film was composed with the closest attention to detail, and that gives it an unmatched richness and soul."




But he points up one quality of the production in particular: "I see the film's many lights, their different qualities and textures, as a powerful motif and symbol, and a vital element of its genius." But animators, especially animators using traditional hand-painted cels, can't just tell their directors of photography to set up a scene's lighting in a certain way; they've got to render all the different types of light in the world they create by hand, manually creating its play on every face, every object, every surface.

"The lines between shadow and light are distinct and evocative in the same way that film noir lighting is," Puschak elaborates, "and like in film noir, light in Akira is intimately connected to the city at night." In the dystopian "Neo-Tokyo" of 2019, elaborately crafted by Otomo and his collaborators, "authority is as much a blinding spotlight as it is a gun or a badge" and neon "is the bitter but beautiful light that signifies both the colorful radiance and the gaudy consumerism of modernity." And then we have Tetsuo, "at once the protagonist and the...

19:00

Best Wedding Photos Around the World Celebrate the Fearless Art of Love "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Wedding photographers have the honorand the difficult jobof capturing the emotion and celebration of brides and grooms around the world. And increasingly, people are looking for wedding photography that moves away from the stilted, posed photographs of the past in lieu of capturing the candid moments that make up the day.

Fearless Photographers, a website that helps you find the best wedding photographers near you, curates a gallery of stunning wedding imagery every two months. These Fearless Awards, selected by a rotating panel of award-winning wedding photographers, highlight the best in unique, artistic images that weave the tale of matrimony around the world.

From tender black and white images of relatives to joyful photographs of the happy couple, each photographer places an artistic spin on their work. More documentary than posed, many winning images show moments we can all relate to, whether it's welling up with tears during the ceremony or seeing a little one crashing at the reception after eating too much cake.

Take a look at some of the best wedding photography from the Fearless Awards, and if you're searching for the perfect photographer for your special day, you can use their list to browse by location. You'll then be able to see each photographer's social links, rates, award-winning images, and reach out to them for availability.

Fearless Photographersa website that connects you to top wedding photographers around the worldselects the best in wedding photography every two months for their Fearless Awards.

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19:00

Sleeping with the Enemy "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

October 18, 2017 This blog is very fresh and personal for me, and I felt inspired to shine a light on a very important subject that is affecting us all:  how your position on vaccination impacts romantic relationships. I also Continue reading

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Eclipse Brought on Rash of False UFO Claims "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Naturally, as is typical with such events, people thought they saw a UFO during the recent 2017 solar eclipse.

18:55

Were all in 2017, this guys either in 3017 or 1997, weve not worked it out yet "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Spotted on the Tokyo subway.

Heres what people made of it online.

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18:55

In 'Search' of a Swell? XRP Prices Rise and Fall Amid Ripple Event "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A conference held by distributed ledger startup Ripple appears to have had a positive impact on the price of its cryptocurrency.

18:51

Reacts JSX: The Other Side of the Coin "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Stay calm. Embrace the evolution.

When React was released, many people took one look at JSX and lost their minds. What are these angle brackets doing in JavaScript?! What about separation of concerns? Has Facebook learned nothing from the community?

Like many, my initial reaction to Reacts JSX was skeptical, to say the least. And while Ive come to love JSX, anytime I introduce it to a new developer, I feel like Im showing off my ugly baby.

Try to imagine an ugly baby here. My son is clearly adorable.

Despite the initial drama, Ive come to realize that JSX isnt such a radical idea after all. In fact, its simply the other side of the coin. Its a natural evolutionary transition. To appreciate why, a history lesson is in order.

Phase 1: Unobtrusive JavaScript

Remember the good old days of jQuery? The era of unobtrusive JavaScript was in full bloom. Our HTML was pure HTML. Our JavaScript was pure JavaScript. Our concerns were perfectly separated.

Wed write HTML like this:

Click to hide me

Then wed write JavaScript like this:

$(.hide).click(function() { $(this).hide(); } 

#win. Ri...

18:49

New Moon in Libra: Harmonys Dance. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This new moon directly opposes the wild, spontaneous planet of Uranus, creating potential for unusual, unexpected breakthroughs in the areas of relating and connecting.

18:33

How Employers Will Fill the Data Science Talent Gap "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

All of a sudden, data is everywhere.

Data science is booming simply because the rate of data collection is outstripping our ability to train people to analyze it, Johns Hopkins professor Brian Caffo says. Many companies are eager to harness new data streams to inform business decisions. But how can we collect, analyze, and understand all of the data thats available? How can we all use data to make better business decisions? The answer, for many organizations, is building more robust data science teams.

The shortage of data science talent worldwide is serious. Burning Glass, which analyzes a database of current and historical job listings, says there are about 2.5 million open job postings for people with data science and analytics skills in the U.S, a number thats expected to surpass 2.7 million by 2020.

But responding to the data crunch will take more than just quick hiring. In a 2017 report about our current age of analytics, authors from McKinsey & Co. warn: Adapting to an era of data-driven decision making is not always a simple proposition. Some companies have invested heavily in technology but have not yet changed their organizations so they can make the most of these investments. Many are struggling to develop the talent, business processes, and organizational muscle to capture real value from analytics.

How can leaders think holistically about the future of data science inside their organizations? We asked two data science experts for their advice.

When You Recruit, Think Broadly About Data Science as a Discipline

Caffo is a co-creator of the Coursera data science specialization. He encourages employers to think outside the box when it comes to finding and training data science talent. Data science combines a set of skills that dont fit neatly into traditional disciplines, he says. Data science includes elements of statistics, computer science, domain knowledge and practical hacking skills. Because of t...

18:32

Blockchain Oracles, Explained "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Have you ever wondered how Blockchain DApps communicate with the outside world? Now you can find out!

18:30

Murder Is Her Hobby: Frances Glessner Lee and The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


 
I find it baffling how one can visit The Art Institute of Chicago, home to some of the most iconic paintings in the world, and somehow bypass the Thorne Miniature Rooms. The collection boasts a breathtaking display of sixty-eight realistic dioramas of home...

18:29

Want to feel old? department "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Haha.

Except, er, some people on Twitter pointed out hes not the first kid to say this.

And neither is it an especially new picture.

Still, millennials eh?

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18:22

Han Solo movie to take place between episodes V and VI "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

New film to fill in gap between the Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

18:19

Increased apoptosis in the BPA-exposed embryos may be due to the pro-apoptotic changes induced by Wnt3a. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Toxicol Ind Health. 2017 Jan 1:748233717733598. Epub 2017 Jan 1. PMID: 28992791 Abstract Title:  Bisphenol A and di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate exert divergent effects on apoptosis and the Wnt/-catenin pathway in zebrafish embryos: A possible mechanism of endocrine disrupting chemical action. Abstract:  Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polycarbonate (PC) are the most commonly used plastics in water bottles. Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) is used as a plasticizer in PET plastics, and bisphenol A (BPA) is used to produce PC. Both DEHP and BPA are known for their potential endocrine disrupting effects. The Wnt/-catenin signaling pathway has important roles in cell proliferation, cell specification and cell fate determination during embryonic development. Recent reports suggest a link between the Wnt/-catenin signaling pathway and apoptosis. The aim of this study was to investigate the relation betweenWnt/-catenin signaling and apoptosis in the case of BPA and DEHP exposure in zebrafish embryos. Accordingly, in vivo cell death was assessed using acridine orange staining, and reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction was used to determine the expressions of wnt3a, gsk3 and ccnd1. Proliferative cell nuclear antigen, -catenin and Wnt3a expressions were determined immunohistochemically. Vitellogenin levels were determined using Enzyme Linked ImmunoSorbent Assay (ELISA). Increased vitellogenin levels, apoptosis, and wnt3a and gsk3 expressions were observed in BPA-exposed zebrafishembryos. Increased apoptosis in the BPA-exposed embryos may be due to the pro-apoptotic changes induced by Wnt3a, whereas DEHP might be suggested to have a minor effect as Wnt3a expression; vitellogenin levels and apoptosis did not increase significantly following exposure to DEHP.

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18:14

These are the Best Wildlife Photos of 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is now in its 53rd year, and this years edition saw nearly 50,000 entries from 92 different countries.

Youve already seen a snapshot of some of the finalists, but last night the winners were announced at an awards ceremony in the Natural History Museum in London, UK.

There are 13 categories in the competition, with 2 overall prizes: Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Without further ado, here are the awarded images this year:

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Winner

wildlife photographer of the year 2017 winnersBrent Stirton / Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The winning image, taken by South African photographer Brent Stirton, is sure to shock more than a few people, but its an image that will hopefully make a real difference to the plight of the black rhino. An animal which is listed as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List, the black rhino needs all the public attention it can get.

Taken as part of an undercover investigation into the illegal trade in rhino horn, Brents winning image tells the evocative story of one of the trades latest victims a black rhino bull from South Africas Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park. The poachers responsible are thought to have come from a local community, working to order. After entering the reserve illegally, they ambushed the rhino at a waterhole, shooting it dead before fleeing from its mutilated body.

To make such a tragic scene almost majestic in its sculptural power deserves the highest award. There is rawness, but there is also great poignancy and therefore dignity in the fallen giant...

18:14

10 Interesting Quotes to Start Your Day "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

 

Quotes have a way of provoking thought, summarizing ideas and inspiring action. Below are 10 quotes that gave me pause. Hopefully a couple of them will have the same impact on you!

If you enjoy quotes and thoughts like these I highly recommend checking out the subreddits QuotesPorn and GetMotivated!

You can also check out our previous quote compilations :)

 

 

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18:13

UBS: Crypto is Doomed to Low Demand... Unless You Pay Taxes With It "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Cryptocurrency is not flavor of the month at UBS, which says tax payments will dictate demand. Would you agree that Bitcoin is in a speculative bubble?

18:13

DS Plus Formula for ICO Success "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

DS Plus is a mobile marketing platform that is taking the world by storm by decentralizing the way people make daily purchases. The platforms internal token, PlusCoin, is being called the Peoples Cryptocurrency because it makes it easy for everyday people all around the world to get involved with digital assets and e-commerce at a Continue reading DS Plus Formula for ICO Success

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18:12

FIRE-EARTH ALERTS: FPKM, HPNM, LDSG, NDXP, PTZW, RQMK "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

All Groups FIRE-EARTH ALERTS: FPKM, HPNM, LDSG, NDXP, PTZW, RQMK [Issued by FIRE-EARTH Science and CW Teams.] Details via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS. Advertisements Filed under: News Alert Tagged: 101801, CW, FIRE-EARTH Alerts, FIRE-EARTH PULSARS, FIRE-EARTH Science, FPKM, HPNM, LDSG, NDXP, PTZW, RQMK

18:11

The doe-eyed deviants of painter Xue Wang "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Some Like it Hot. A painting by London-based artist Xue Wang.
 

My take on ghosts is perhaps a little tinged with lightheartedness. These are not demons who threaten us mortals. But their merry mischief undoes our sense of everyday security. They rummage in our larders, shin their way up our drainpipes...

18:09

People love this brewers response to a white supremacist speaking at a local university "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

White supremacist Richard Spencer, who wants to form a white ethno-state in North America, is due to speak at the University of Florida on Thursday.

Such are the safety fears around it that the Florida governor has declared a state of emergency.

This is how a Florida brewery responded, and people love them for it.

Just in case you cant read it

Here at Alligator we believe free speech is a cornerstone of our great nation. That said, speech that condones, let alone promotes racial supremacy, has no home in America. And it sure as hell doesnt have a home here in our beautiful town.

Were in no position to tell you whether or not you should show up to protest or completely boycott Richard Spencers [University of Florida] appearance, but heres what we can do.

Tickets for the event are free and available to the general public [with proof of ID] beginning Saturday at noon. So starting then, and all weekend long, for every two tickets you bring in well trade you for a free Alligator Brewing Draft Beer. Those tickets and reserved spots will be disposed of, learning two more empty seats in the Philips Centre.

We unfortunately cant stop him from bringing his hate to Gainesville, but we can empty the room so his disgusting message goes unheard. This is our town. This is our community. And this is how were going to shut him down.

And heres what people made of it on Twitter.